Newsletters

Catch up on the latest Center for Environmental Health work with our quarterly newsletters.

April 2016 Newsletter

CEH called to testify on the Flint water crisis Last month, Congress asked CEH Executive Director Michael Green to testify at a briefing in Washington, DC on the Flint water crisis. CEH has nearly 20 years of work in protecting children from lead poisoning threats, and Michael emphasized that solutions need to address lead poisoning…

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Shop Smarter and Healthier- CEH’s Winter 2014 News

Dumb Ways to…Shop? Many of you may have seen the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die. But you may not know that the CEH video Dumb Ways to Shop is using humor to take on a serious problem: ongoing problems with lead-tainted purses and other fashion accessories from three leading mall stores. In fact, as…

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July 2013 Newsletter

Toxic & Dirty Secrets: The Truth about Fracking and Your Family’s Health This month, CEH released a report that clarifies how fracking can affect the health of mothers and children. Our release coincided with the close of New York State’s 2013 legislative session, an important moment to remind legislators why they must continue the current…

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March 2013: Fightin’ Fires, Takin’ Names

Safer Furniture Coming Soon – With Your Help!   If you ever look at the many tags on your furniture, you may have seen a tag indicating that your furniture is made to conform to a California flammability standard. Because California is such a large market, for more than thirty years most furniture makers have…

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Fall Newsletter 2012

Taking the “Killer” Out of Your Couch CEH has been busy working to protect children and families from harmful flame retardant chemicals in furniture and children’s products. These toxic fire retardant chemicals are used because of an outdated California furniture flammability standard that doesn’t protect us from fires but instead puts us at risk from…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from CEH!

  CEH Tests 1,300+ Toys for Lead As we entered the recent holiday toy-buying season, the California Attorney General’s Office and the Public Health Trust asked us to do a few things:  (1) get lead-tainted toys out of the hands of kids, (2) teach parents to be vigilant about lead in toys and more generally…

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Spring Cleaning: CEH Wipes Out More Toxic Products!

Flame Retardants Up in Smoke A stunning four-part Chicago Tribune investigation has exposed what CEH staff have long known: the flame retardant industry uses dirty tricks, lies, deception and distorted science to peddle unnecessary and harmful products found in furniture, baby products, and hundreds of other everyday items in our homes, offices and even schools….

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Your Valentine’s Day Dose of Strawberry Safety, Hallmark Hazards, and Honey!

Honey Love I love honey. A little honey on a bowl of oatmeal is just about a perfect breakfast as far as I’m concerned. And a little honey on pancakes is just as good. If you’re like me, when you think about honey you think about beehives surrounded by flowers and industrious bees bringing their…

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Back-to-School 2011: Fall Health News from CEH

CEH Packs a Big Superhero Punch for Safe Chemicals! 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 again as a squadron of moms and kids suited up in capes and masks gathered in…

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Springtime Health News From CEH

Stand Up for Safe Strawberries This Spring Remember methyl iodide? Called “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth” by Dr. John Froines, UCLA biochemist and chair of the committee of expert scientists that did the official review of methyl iodide’s health hazards, this strawberry pesticide may soon be used to grow berries that’ll be…

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