About

Since we opened our doors in 1996, the Center for Environmental Health has helped lead the growing, nationwide effort to protect people from toxic chemicals.

We believe that chemical makers have no right to expose you to concoctions that affect your family’s health.  That’s why we work with parents, communities, businesses, workers, and government to protect children and families from toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods. Your family’s health should be in your hands alone.

For the last 19 years, we have won victories that have made families safer everywhere. For example, we helped draft the law that took lead out of children’s products – a law you probably thought was on the books all along.  But it wasn’t, until we fought for it. We also forced manufacturers to remove lead, arsenic, and other toxins from countless products that families use every day, including water filters, diaper rash cream, candy, purses, children’s medicines, play structures, and much more.