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The latest ways you can demand smart policies, safe products, and responsible business practices.

Last Chance to Stop the Fake Chemical Safety Bill!

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CEH has been working for months to urge the U.S. Senate to stand up to the chemical industry and create chemical safety rules that will truly protect American children and families. Unfortunately, the Senate is planning to vote on a version of a “chemical safety” bill (S. 697) that falls far short of the real reforms…

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Attack of the Facial Peel! You Apply- Then You Die


Halloween is a time for spooky fun – but with Halloween coming, CEH has found a scary product sold by Walgreens. Chemical skin peels promise to beautify the skin – but what they don’t tell you is that trichloroacetic acid (TCA), a chemical found in high levels in some facial peels, is known to cause…

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A Pesticide No Child Needs to Eat

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This month, California pesticide regulators have a historic opportunity to take action to protect children from a chemical that poses serious threats to their health. But we must let the state Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) know NOW that they must take swift action for children’s health. Doctors and scientists say that the pesticide chlorpyrifos…

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Demand Your Right to Choose Toxic-Free Furniture

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Thanks to our victory in changing California’s outdated furniture flammability standard,  companies that make and sell furniture in California are allowed to stop putting toxic flame retardant chemicals in their products. It’s an important step forward for the health of families in California and beyond. But something’s missing: the new furniture flammability standard does not…

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Tell Toys “R” Us: We Want Flame Retardant-Free Children’s Products


Today news media across the country covered our shocking findings: 90% of children’s play furniture purchased from Toys “R” Us and other retailers contain harmful flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. These flame retardant chemicals don’t make the products safer in fires, but they do needlessly expose our children to chemicals…

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A New Year’s Resolution: Stop Selling Poisonous Purses!


We’ve caught them lead-handed. CEH has repeatedly caught three major national chain retailers, Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Charlotte Russe, selling lead-tainted purses, belts, and shoes. More than 4 years ago, the companies were notified about the lead problem in these products, and more than 3 years ago, they signed legal agreements to get the…

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Demand Real Chemical Safety Rules!


A bill the US Senate is now considering would leave American families unprotected from toxic chemicals. Tell your U.S. Senators that your family wants strong chemical safety rules! Our communities deserve reform of federal chemical safety laws that will truly work for our families. But the petrochemical industry’s powerful fat cats couldn’t be happier about…

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We Can’t Wait Another Year for Safer Products!

For many years, CEH has pushed for change in an outdated furniture flammability regulation that has resulted in the widespread use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture and baby products, including substances linked to cancer, developmental health problems, and other serious hazards. Now our efforts have paid off-but we still need your help to push…

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Tell the EPA to Protect our Families from Fracking!

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Across the country, people are concerned about the health and environmental threats posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a risky new technology that is increasingly used for natural gas production. One major concern is that fracking could contaminate the drinking water that people around fracking sites rely on for their daily needs. In Wyoming, the federal…

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