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Aliso Canyon: Dangerous, Dirty, and Unnecessary

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by Chelsea Burroughs CEH is working to end health risks from the Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. We work in support of local communities whose health has been affected by the company’s polluting emissions, and we have joined legal action to hold SoCalGas accountable. We were pleased to see the Los…

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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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Fast Food and Furniture: A Toxic Connection

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You probably know that fast food is not “health food,” but you may not know that even the packaging in your fast food could be making you sick. According to a recent study, about 40% of the wrappers, containers and boxes used for fast food tested positive for fluorine, suggesting that they are made with highly flourinated chemicals. Some…

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Justice for Porter Ranch

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by Kaya Allan Sugerman Last month, I spoke at a public hearing to oppose a proposal to re-open the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. You may recall Aliso Canyon was the source of the largest methane leak in US history. You can read more about the facility and why it should not re-open in…

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CEH Testing: Lead-Tainted Sippy Cups

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See CEH Research Director Caroline Cox and Research Coordinator Matt Nevins in this CBS News report on lead-tainted sippy cups for young children.

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The New Methane Regulations: Adequate or Short-sighted?

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency broke precedent Thursday, May 12th when it announced the country’s first ever methane emission standards for the oil and gas industry. The agency proudly called it a further effort on the part of the Obama Administration to fight climate change, and claimed it would cut 2012 levels of methane emissions…

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Book Review: Modern Poisons

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When I spoke to John Warner, a founder of the field of green chemistry, for the CEH podcast, he made the observation that in educating chemists, the toxicology of the compounds they are creating is rarely considered. In a chemistry class at any level, he said, ask the chemists to describe a compound they are…

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Fracking Chemicals: Respiratory Health Risks to Infants and Children

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by Ellen Webb Two years ago, a midwife from Vernal, Utah, made headlines by suggesting a link between infant mortality and air pollution from fracking. After serving as the town’s midwife for 19 years, she’d delivered a baby that died in stillbirth. This was no isolated incident: the infant mortality rate in Vernal had surged…

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Jed York, 49ers wish you a lead-filled Christmas

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Testing by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has found that a San Francisco 49ers-branded Christmas tree ornament sold at Kmart contains high levels of lead, at nearly 40 times the legal limit for lead in a child’s product.  Lead is a stunningly toxic chemical that can cause cancer, reproductive health issues, neurological damages, and…

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VIDEO: a firefighter battles cancer

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A note to CEH from firefighter Dan Dunnigan Dear Michael Green, Thank you for all your hard work! You are so strong and inspiring, as is your team! The video is so well done. Please let me know how I can be of service in 2016! Thanks again- and talk soon, Dan D

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