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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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Truth to Power on Chemical Safety: Update

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Yesterday was a big day in chemical safety law reform. A Senate Committee held the first hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). For the first time in years, Congress is seriously discussing a proposal to reform our country’s outdated chemical safety rules. The hearing was well attended by Senators and staffers from across…

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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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Tell Congress: Pass the Safe Chemicals Act!

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We’re watching…. Will you send a message to your Senators letting them know you’ll be watching? For the first time ever there will be a vote in committee on the Safe Chemicals Act and we need you to encourage your Senators to support this bill. Take Action: Tell Your Senators to Pass the Safe Chemicals…

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A Holiday Gift for Generations to Come

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Crossposted from the Huffington Post. The Miracle of Life: When reading my Pregnancy Day-by-Day book this morning, I learned that the baby girl growing inside my womb has developed all of the eggs she will have in her lifetime. At 18 weeks, my daughter already carries within her tiny body the seeds of my grandchildren!…

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Hello, Senator? Give the Gift of Safer Chemicals, Please!

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Today is a National Call-In Day for Safer Chemicals, organized by CEH and our coalition partners. By calling your Senator today, you have the exciting opportunity to add to the nationwide support for safer chemicals. Parents, doctors, teachers, nurses and others who care about their families’ health are calling their Senators to ask them to…

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Make a Call for Safer Chemicals!

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Do you live in North Carolina? Then you have the chance to take action to protect the health of families statewide.  Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products without ever being tested for safety. Show Senators Burr and Hagan that you want a change in the system!  Today, doctors, teachers, scientists, college students, and…

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In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, No Toxic Chemical Shall Escape Government Oversight

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Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern…With all of these superhero movies coming out over the summer, it’s easy to forget one of the most important superheroes—Mom.  Many moms and parents across the country have been the champions for environmental health, at the forefront of legislative action and advocacy.  On August 10th, the mom signal went up…

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What my daughter wants (and deserves) for her birthday: A toxic-free future

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Tomorrow, August 11th, is my daughter Olivia’s birthday. My almost second-grader, who just finished reading the second  Harry Potter book, is turning seven. It’s hard to believe. Tomorrow we’ll celebrate this milestone in the presence of family, give her gifts, and enjoy the Brune birthday staple: ice cream cake. But today, while the rest of…

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Be a Super Hero for Safer Chemicals on August 10th

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Are you sick of trying to avoid the many products that contain chemicals that pose health hazards to your family?  Every week, we see another study linking chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces to cancer, infertility, autism, developmental disorders, and more.  Toxic chemicals in plastics, hazardous flame retardants in baby products, hormone-disrupting chemicals in…

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