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Halloween is a time for spooky fun – but with Halloween coming, CEH has found a scary product sold by Walgreens. Chemical skin peels promise to beautify the skin – but what they don’t tell you is that trichloroacetic acid (TCA), a chemical found in high levels in some facial peels, is known to cause…Continue reading “Attack of the Facial Peel! You Apply- Then You Die” »
This month, California pesticide regulators have a historic opportunity to take action to protect children from a chemical that poses serious threats to their health. But we must let the state Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) know NOW that they must take swift action for children’s health. Doctors and scientists say that the pesticide chlorpyrifos…Continue reading “A Pesticide No Child Needs to Eat” »
Today news media across the country covered our shocking findings: 90% of children’s play furniture purchased from Toys “R” Us and other retailers contain harmful flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. These flame retardant chemicals don’t make the products safer in fires, but they do needlessly expose our children to chemicals…Continue reading “Tell Toys “R” Us: We Want Flame Retardant-Free…” »
We’ve caught them lead-handed. CEH has repeatedly caught three major national chain retailers, Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Charlotte Russe, selling lead-tainted purses, belts, and shoes. More than 4 years ago, the companies were notified about the lead problem in these products, and more than 3 years ago, they signed legal agreements to get the…Continue reading “A New Year’s Resolution: Stop Selling Poisonous…” »
A bill the US Senate is now considering would leave American families unprotected from toxic chemicals. Tell your U.S. Senators that your family wants strong chemical safety rules! Our communities deserve reform of federal chemical safety laws that will truly work for our families. But the petrochemical industry’s powerful fat cats couldn’t be happier about…Continue reading “Demand Real Chemical Safety Rules!” »
Across the country, people are concerned about the health and environmental threats posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a risky new technology that is increasingly used for natural gas production. One major concern is that fracking could contaminate the drinking water that people around fracking sites rely on for their daily needs. In Wyoming, the federal…Continue reading “Tell the EPA to Protect our Families from Fracking!” »
The oil and gas industry says fracking is safe. And they have a great safety record, so why shouldn’t we believe them!?! At the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), we’re skeptical of industry’s safety claims. Willy Wonka seems skeptical too – especially when some people in communities near fracking sites have found their water is…Continue reading ““Don’t Frack My Mom” Contest” »