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Understanding the Toxic Chemical Gap

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By Michael Dorsey, a co-founding Director of CEH and a featured speaker at Spotlight Health. Why was the Center for Environmental Health founded? What is the CEH working on now? At the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), we work every day to protect your children and family from toxic chemicals that cause learning disabilities, cancer, and…

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Act Now To Stop Trump’s EPA Pick!

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If you love asbestos, you’ll love Nancy Beck. She’s Trump’s pick to lead chemical safety policy at the EPA. Nancy Beck’s previous job was defending the safety of chemicals for companies like Monsanto, Chevron, ExxonMobil and companies that make asbestos and other harmful chemicals.   Most recently, Beck’s appointment was criticized by Robert Sussman, a…

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CEH’s Award-Winning Success in Kicking Toxic Chemicals Out of Furniture

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Earlier this month, CEH was awarded the “Market Transformation” Award by by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for our work to move the furniture industry towards healthier, less toxic  products.  CEH’s work educating and assisting major corporations towards purchasing safer furniture, made without toxic chemicals provided an important example of how purchasers can incentivize…

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Save the EPA

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I am too young to remember a time before the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, I was born in 1970, the year it was founded. If you listen to the Republicans in power, you would think that it was just established to thwart good job-creating businesses. But just eight years before the EPA was created,…

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Aliso Canyon: Dangerous, Dirty, and Unnecessary

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by Chelsea Burroughs CEH is working to end health risks from the Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. We work in support of local communities whose health has been affected by the company’s polluting emissions, and we have joined legal action to hold SoCalGas accountable. We were pleased to see the Los…

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Disney: Another Toxic Children’s Product!

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Over the years, CEH has found too many safety problems in Disney products. Our work exposed high levels of lead in Disney-branded baby bibs, lunchboxes, jewelry and several other products. But now we’ve found a new danger in a Disney product – this time, in a product that children love to eat! Testing by an…

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Fast Food and Furniture: A Toxic Connection

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You probably know that fast food is not “health food,” but you may not know that even the packaging in your fast food could be making you sick. According to a recent study, about 40% of the wrappers, containers and boxes used for fast food tested positive for fluorine, suggesting that they are made with highly flourinated chemicals. Some…

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Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

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It turns out that the old adage about ostriches burying their heads in the sand is not based in fact– but apparently the adage does fit the  Trump Administration. Yesterday, in an effort to undermine critical science that Americans need to protect our health, the Trump EPA announced it would no longer collect important data…

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Justice for Porter Ranch

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by Kaya Allan Sugerman Last month, I spoke at a public hearing to oppose a proposal to re-open the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. You may recall Aliso Canyon was the source of the largest methane leak in US history. You can read more about the facility and why it should not re-open in…

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Fulfilling the EPA’s Mission, In Spite of Pruitt

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Last week, the Senate approved Donald Trump’s pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52-46 vote, mostly along party lines. In the end, Senator Susan Collins from Maine was the only Republican who voted no (you can thank her via twitter @SenatorCollins for…

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