Tag: health

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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Car Seats’ Hidden Hazard

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Environmental Justice Fellow, Center for Environmental Health In the summer of 2017, my sister will give birth to her first child. She will be the first of our five siblings to become a parent. My excitement to become an uncle grows daily; I know that when the baby is born, my life will take on…

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Cultivating a New Generation of Environmental Justice Leaders

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by Alvaro Palacios Casanova I was a gang-member from a low-income Southern California neighborhood when I had a wake-up call I’ll never forget. A rock hurtling through a car windshield crushed my nose, broke my jaw, cost me the use of my left eye and nearly ended up costing me my life. But I recovered…

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A Once-in-a-Century Pesticide (that Probably Causes Cancer)

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On Friday, a World Health Organization panel of scientists from 11 countries announced their decision to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as a probable human carcinogen. In particular the panel noted the links between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as a study showing the chemical caused DNA and chromosomal damage…

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The Good and Bad News About BPA

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The toxic plastics chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) has recently been in the news again. For CEH, BPA exemplifies many of the more problematic aspects of our country’s approach to harmful chemicals in everyday products, and a look at the history and science around BPA is instructive for all who are working to end toxic health…

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Safe Toys Shouldn’t Be a Holiday Miracle

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Children love Curious George. Looking at this Curious George doll, you can just imagine a little kid playing with him, hugging him tightly, even kissing his face. So it would be shocking to learn that the face of this Curious George doll, bought and tested by CEH in 2007, was made with extremely high levels…

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Tips for an Eco-friendly Summer

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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

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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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Toxic Chemicals Come Alive at The Toxies!

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What if the nastiest chemicals found in your cleaning products, makeup, and even pesticide-laden foods came to life?  Well, they do, in this year’s 4th Annual Toxies web series. Not only do the most loathsome chemicals that wreak the most havoc come alive as wacky characters before your eyes, a journalist is there to find…

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The Pepsi Challenge? Cancer-Causing Ingredient Found in Pepsi Products Nationwide – Except California!

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CEH found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical, 4-MEI, in ALL Pepsi cola products sold in states outside California. More than a year ago Pepsi stated they would clean up their ingredients. Our testing shows Pepsi has not changed their products, and the company doesn’t plan to remove 4-MEI until next February! Urge Pepsi to…

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