Flame retardants

Tips for an Eco-friendly Summer

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It’s summertime, and we’ve compiled some eco-tips for you to stay healthy and happy this summer. 1. Harness the Power of the Sun: Take advantage of the bright, hot sun and harvest its energy! Solar is the way to go these days, what with processes like fracking polluting the air and drinking water near drilling…

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The Last of the Killer Couches

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I have hated my couch ever since I found out that it contained a cancer-causing flame retardant chemical.  I have longed to get rid of it, but I felt stuck because virtually all furniture also has toxic and/or untested flame retardant chemicals. But now I see light at the end of the tunnel (and I also…

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Watch CEH in HBO’s “Toxic Hot Seat” on November 25, 9pm!

Toxic Hot Seat, an HBO film by James Redford and Kirby Walker, tells the story of the ineffective and toxic chemical flame retardants that lurk in everything from our furniture to our children’s nap mats. CEH’s work and Executive Director Michael Green are featured in the film. Take a peak at the trailer! Premieres on…

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Urge Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act 2013!

From lead in toys to BPA in food cans to flame retardants in furniture, families should no longer be exposed to harmful chemicals, without our knowledge or consent. The Safe Chemicals Act 2013 would protect families across the country from these toxic exposures. Please take action to urge your Senator to support our health by…

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Michael Green Talks Flame Retardants on "On the Green Front"

CEH Executive Director Michael Green was recently a guest on the radio talk show “On the Green Front” hosted by eco-pioneer Betsy Rosenberg. In the interview, Michael discusses the “toxic shell game”–in which the chemical industry conducts unplanned science experiments on consumers by replacing toxic chemicals in consumer products with other untested chemicals that have…

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Firefighters and Flame-Retardant Chemicals

Crossposted from Huffington Post Tony Stefani is an American hero. Not just because of his 28 years of service as a captain with the San Francisco Fire Department. Not just because he’s a cancer survivor who started a non-profit to prevent cancer among firefighters. All of that would make him hero enough, but not enough…

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Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health

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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CEH Report on Flame Retardants in Nap Mats Prompts Call for EPA Study

Great news: CEH’s report on toxic flame retardants in nap mats has spurred Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and 22 other Senators to call for an EPA study into flame retardant chemical dangers. Please show your support of the Senators’ call for an EPA study by asking your representatives on the Environment and Public Works committee…

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Get to Know the 2012 Toxies Nominees!

The 2012 Toxies Nominees are out!  Meet this year’s nominees below, and make sure to vote for the People’s Choice Award! Winners in each category will be announced on June 24 at the Toxies in Los Angeles. RSVP now or host a satellite viewing party with livestream of the ceremony. Check out all the 2012…

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Demand Toxic-Free Baby Products!

What are pounds of toxic flame retardants doing in baby nap mats, breast feeding pillows, crib mattresses and furniture? CEH found toxic chemical flame retardants in these items and has taken legal action to get these harmful chemicals out of ALL baby products! Take Action NOW!

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