Topic: General Insights

Fulfilling the EPA’s Mission, In Spite of Pruitt

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Last week, the Senate approved Donald Trump’s pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new chief Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52-46 vote, mostly along party lines. In the end, Senator Susan Collins from Maine was the only Republican who voted no (you can thank her via twitter @SenatorCollins for…

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New Bill Seeks to Undermine Clean Air Act

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This week, the House is voting on Congress’s latest attempt to stifle the Clean Air Act: H.R. 4775, the so-called “Ozone Standards Implementation Act.” In direct contrast to its title, the bill threatens to restrict implementation of the U.S. EPA’s newest standards for ozone and other ‘criteria’ pollutants supposed to be protected by the National…

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Opening Week’s True Lead-Off Man

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New Year’s Day (observed) was yesterday, and America’s past time is back.  Normally, Major League Baseball awards are announced at the end of the season, way off in October/November.  But the Center for Environmental Health will grant its first annual “Best Lead-Off Man” award during Opening Series, due to the meritorious question posed by Ross…

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Movies for Change: The Oscars of Environmental Health

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The Oscars are nearly here, and everyone is asking, “Who will win best director,” “Will Sandra Bullock win again,” and “What was up with the ending of Her?” We have another question: where are the Oscar-nominated environmental health movies of 2013? Last year’s crop of films may not have included any environmental health blockbusters like…

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Supporter Spotlight: Jean Hansen

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Jean Hansen is the Sustainable Interiors Manager for the global architecture firm, HDR Architecture. She’s been a great supporter of CEH for many years, both as an employee sponsor of the HDR grant application and also as a partner with CEH on safer furniture purchasing for businesses, healthcare facilities, and interior designers. Jean has also supported…

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Save the Date: CEH Event on May 8, 2014!

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Mark your calendars…CEH is having a spring event! May 8, 2014 Bently Reserve San Francisco, CA More details to follow…

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2013 Safer Holiday Shopping Guide

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Good news! We tested this year’s top 12 toys and found no heavy metal problems in any of them.  Get the full scoop on which companies made the good list, and which made the bad: Get the 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide PDF here!  

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Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health

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Crossposted from Huffington Post When is a flame retardant not a flame retardant? When it is no more effective in retarding flames than, well, nothing. Since fire safety experts and government studies say that chemical flame retardants as they are used in many products are not effective, maybe we should stop calling them flame retardants. Recently nonprofits from seven…

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With Liberty and Healthy Environments for All

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Most Americans are taught in grade school about the Declaration of Independence and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But even those elitist Americans with a college education don’t learn anything about the concept of a human right to a healthy environment. So it is not surprising when news headlines completely overlook an…

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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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