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Schumer Proposes Federal Flame Retardants Ban


Yesterday I attended a historic event: New York Senator Charles E. Schumer announced he is introducing the first-ever federal legislation to ban dangerous flame retardant chemicals from furniture and products for infants and children. I was pleased to speak in support of this important legislation at the Senator’s press event in New York yesterday, joined…

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Toxic Hot Seat – Now Available to Download


Last fall, HBO premiered the documentary “Toxic Hot Seat,” which includes clips from an interview with CEH Executive Director Michael Green. The film, now available to download, takes us on a journey with a courageous group of firefighters, mothers, journalists, scientists, politicians, and activists who fight together to expose the decades-long disinformation campaign by chemical…

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Environmental Health and Reproductive Justice: Connecting the Dots


In our recent piece for the National Women’s Health Network (which I co-authored with Sarah Alcid of MomsRising), we summarized some of the connections between environmental health and reproductive justice efforts. In my work as a staff member at CEH and a Board Member of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, I often see these connections…

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Starting Early for Safety from Flame Retardants


A guest post from CEH fan and new dad Eric Wright When we found out we were getting ready to have a baby we had very little knowledge of baby products. The only thing we knew was to go to Babies R’ Us or Buy Buy Baby and buy what looked good. Once there we…

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Summer Recipes from Our Staff


We have compiled a few of our staff’s favorite, organic recipes for you to try. Take a look and happy cooking! Sue Chiang, Pollution Prevention Co-Director –East Indian Rice & Lentils Soup (and/or Split Peas) Ingredients: 3 T Olive Oil ½ to 1 med onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 C lentils, etc. (I…

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A 4th of July Food Manifesto


With Fourth of July coming, many Americans have picnicking on the mind. And picnics mean picnic food – barbecued burgers on fluffy white buns with summer tomatoes, ketchup, potato chips, corn on the cob, and all of it washed down with a Coke (hopefully not Pepsi). If that sounds like your July 4 plan, better…

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Tips for an Eco-friendly Summer

Child with smiley sun drawing

It’s summertime, and we’ve compiled some eco-tips for you to stay healthy and happy this summer. 1. Harness the Power of the Sun: Take advantage of the bright, hot sun and harvest its energy! Solar is the way to go these days, what with processes like fracking polluting the air and drinking water near drilling…

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Top 5 Ways to Have a Toxic-Free Easter

toxic-free Easter

Spring is blooming and Easter is right around the corner! As we relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, it is important to remember to steer clear of the synthetic, holiday-themed products that can contain harmful chemicals. By making conscious and educated choices, you can limit the amount of unwanted toxic chemicals showing…

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Doctors Join the Call for Strong Chemical Safety Rules


Nine years ago, CEH co-authored a paper detailing how U.S. chemical policy rules favor chemical corporations at the risk of our children’s and families’ health. The key recommendation was a simple, common-sense change in federal chemical rules: require companies to demonstrate the safety of chemicals before they are allowed to use them in thousands of…

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CEH Partners with Sungevity


As you probably already know, CEH supports clean, renewable energy that doesn’t threaten families’ health. While processes like fracking use dangerous chemicals that pollute the air and drinking water of communities near drilling sites, solar energy is clean and renewable. Sungevity is an innovative solar company who believes in solar for universal need. Companies like Sungevity…

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