Tag: health

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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I Won the Cancer “Lottery” and How it Changed My Life

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By CEH Intern Lawrence Tsai How did you live your life during your early 20s?  What were your focuses?  Your significant other? School? Job? Figuring out ways to beat the beer chugging record at the local bar?  How about health? Like many young adults, health was hardly a priority for me.  I almost routinely ate…

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Deadline TODAY: Protect Children and Families from BPA!

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It’s past time for California to require labels on products with BPA. We have just until 5pm on Wednesday April 10th to take action! Join actress and mom Amy Brenneman in calling for BPA labeling!

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In New York, the 11th Hour in the Fight Against Fracking

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It is an anxious and exciting time here in New York. We are in what health advocates are calling the 11th hour in determining the fate of New York and whether natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will take place in the state. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation have…

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No More Flame Retardant Chemicals in Gatorade – But How Healthy Is the Replacement?

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In response to customer pressure, PepsiCo has announced they will remove a controversial chemical that is added to orange Gatorade. As we’ve written about before, brominated vegetable oils (BVOs) are patented flame retardant chemicals that are also used (for another purpose) in many citrus flavored sodas.  The chemicals have been linked to a number of…

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Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps Down

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Right now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), on behalf of strawberry agribusiness corporations, are asking Secretary of State Clinton and EPA Administrator Jackson to get more methyl bromide for California. Why? Because instead of coming up with safe, non-toxic alternatives to methyl bromide, industry’s favored alternative was another toxic pesticide called methyl…

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CEH’s California Voter Guide 2012 – Vote to Protect Your Family’s Health

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If you haven’t seen it already, check out our California Voter Guide 2012! We’re pleased to launch our 2012  Voter Guide with our positions on all of the ballot initiatives that will effect the health of you and your family.  We want to help you get the information you need to be an informed and…

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Are Toxic Chemicals In Your Home Your Problem?

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By Christina Medina and Rebecca Fuoco, crossposted from California Progress Report On Sunday an unusual and quirky red carpet award show in Hollywood brought the normally faceless and intangible issue of chemical exposure and regulation to life. The Third Annual “Toxies”, an event put on by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and Californians for a…

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It's a Couch, It's a Baby Stroller, It's…Toxies Nom Halogenated Flame Retardants!

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If you’ve been keeping up with the recent Chicago Tribune exposes on killer chemical flame retardants, then you’re already familiar with 2012 Toxies Nominee Halogenated Flame Retardants. She’s a killer hiding behind a mask of good intention. Relaxing in our homes all day, every day, then running in, pretending she can stop a fire! Save…

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Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Trouble

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In Born With a Junk Food Deficiency, Martha Rosenberg takes on many of the outrageous practices of the pharmaceutical and food industries. With scandalous food and drug safety lapses in the news nearly every day, it might seem impossible to expose anything very startling, yet as each new disturbing chapter unfolds, Rosenberg gets deeper into…

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