Tag: furniture

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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‘Tis the Season to be SHOPPING! A Photojournalist’s Day in the Life of the CEH Research Team

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Black Friday has come and passed, and this year I made absolutely no effort to get out there and wait in line for my own personal wants and desires.  And with me, when a deal hits the shelves that looks appetizing, my mouth waters at the prospect of saving money. But I didn’t need to…

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Flame Retardants linked to Autism? Yet Another Reason I Want FRs Out of My Couch

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Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog, by Natalie Dayton. Last summer I had the privilege of working with one of the most inspiring, fun-loving groups in the world: children. I spent three warm summer months creating fond memories, sharing enriching experiences, expanding knowledge, and growing with these children. Over the course of my…

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Demand Toxic-Free Baby Products!

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What are pounds of toxic flame retardants doing in baby nap mats, breast feeding pillows, crib mattresses and furniture? CEH found toxic chemical flame retardants in these items and has taken legal action to get these harmful chemicals out of ALL baby products! Take Action NOW!

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NYC SPARK Event: Toxic Chemicals in my Couch?

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Come celebrate Mother Earth and your favorite environmental health group (that’s CEH!) and join us for wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and vibrant conversation at the SPARK speaker series where we’ll talk about the incendiary topic: What Are Pounds of Toxic Flame-Retardants Doing in my Furniture? Featuring: Michael Green, Executive Director, CEH and Robin Guenther, Principal, Perkins+Will Tuesday,…

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Only YOU (Not Flame Retardants) Can Prevent Fires

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Did Smokey Bear ever mention that many flame retardants are extremely toxic and are added to an unnecessary amount of our everyday items? We’re exposed to toxic flame retardants not just in our furniture, baby products, electronics and other everyday items, but also in our food, air, and water.  Flame retardants have a nasty habit…

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