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CEH’s Toxic-Free Gift Guide 2012

  Gift guide 2012 from Center for Environmental Health

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Leave it Out of the Landfill- Composting for Your Home or Small Business

This post was written by Guest Blogger Tim Eyre. More and more, municipalities across the United States are looking for ways to avoid filling their areas’ landfills. The reason is usually economics: cities and towns can’t afford to purchase more space and are running out of the room they have, so they are looking to…

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Protect Your Home & Family

Our homes can be particularly toxic places for children and pets (who spend a lot of their time on or near the floor). CEH makes the following recommendations for reducing toxicity in your home. Baby Bibs Vinyl baby bibs (and cotton bibs with vinyl backings) often contain dangerous levels of lead and phthalates. However, there are many readily…

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Video: CEH at Youth Radio

Watch CEH’s visit to Youth Radio for their Brains and Beakers event to show students how they use an X-ray gun to test the chemical makeup — and safety — of fashion accessories and household items. Youth Radio Video

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Warning: Your Baby Contains Toxic Chemicals!

Crossposted at SupernaturalMom.com Hundreds of toxic chemicals, including PCBs, DDT, endocrine disruptors, and dioxins — to name just a few — are showing up in mothers’ and their newborn babies’ bodies. These chemicals, found in everyday household products, can get absorbed during a typical morning routine. Consider this scenario:  the pregnant mom awakens after a…

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Tell Your Representatives to Retire Bad Actor Chemicals

Tell your representatives to phase out the worst of the worst toxic chemicals. Please click here to learn more and to take action.

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Tell EPA: No Secret Ingredients in Pesticides

Inert ingredients are the thousands of chemicals that the pesticide industry is allowed to keep secret. Some of these chemicals are anything but inert: they can cause cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm, and other serious health problems. EPA recently announced that it’s considering requiring pesticide companies to disclose inert ingredients. Please take action today to demand…

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Tell Chevron: It’s Time to Take Responsibility for the Amazon Chernobyl

Please sign this petition from CEH ally Amazon Watch to tell John Watson, Chevron’s new CEO, to do the right thing and clean up the company’s mess in Ecuador.

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Tell Chevron: It’s Time to Take Responsibility for the Amazon Chernobyl

Oil spills. Hazardous waste dumping. Soil and groundwater contamination. Wholesale ravaging of entire ecosystems. Not that you’d know it from their slick ad campaigns about how much they care for people and the environment, but Chevron’s operations have created some of the worst environmental and human health crises in the world. CEH joins millions of…

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CEH in the News on Cadmium in Jewelry

Earlier this week, the Associated Press released a report in which they exposed high levels of cadmium in jewelry sold at major retail stores. Please read our post, “This Months’ Flavor for Toxic Jewelry: Cadmi-yumm,” for the latest on the issue. CEH has been interviewed by news outlets all over the country since the story…

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