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Los Angeles has a Big Hex Chrome Problem

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The Los Angeles area has been known for its eye-watering smog and air pollution since the 1950s. Although visible smog has waned in recent years due to the Clean Air Act, state and national emissions standards, and other pollution-minimizing laws, there are dangerous air pollutants that are not visible to the eye- and that are…

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Why EPA Should Take Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Seriously

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When you think about your body’s natural day-to-day job, what probably comes to mind are the easy tasks: breathing, pumping your heart, and digesting food. Presumably, you aren’t thinking about how much estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormone your body is making to keep your body happy and healthy. We also know that chemicals in our…

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Cancer-Causing Chemical In The Air at Snow Globe Music Festival

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I haven’t been at a music festival in decades, but I still remember seeing the Jefferson Airplane when I was a high school senior. I was completely awed and overjoyed by the sheer power of Grace Slick. What never crossed my mind, I promise you, was what was in the air I was breathing. Now,…

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Dow: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse

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You’ve probably heard the old line about what happens when the fox gets the job of guarding the henhouse. Apparently, that phrase goes back to at least the days of the Roman Empire, maybe longer. In real life, especially when it comes to toxic chemicals, it still happens all too often. The businesses that will…

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Fossil Fuel Dependence Pollutes our Planet and our Bodies

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By Michael Green, CEO of Center for Environmental HealthAs political leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and scientists from around the world gather at the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco this week, there is no better time to underscore the terrifyingly dangerous impact of fossil fuels on our societies and bodies today.The primary focus of the clean…

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Don’t Let My Story Become Your Story: EPA Must Ban Asbestos Now

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By Linda Reinstein, Guest BlogDon’t let my story become your story.Like most Americans, I thought asbestos had been banned. Then my husband Alan was diagnosed with mesothelioma. As we searched for treatment options, we realized asbestos was not only lethal but still legal in the U.S. We were angry — and like many others —…

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Protect your right to know what dangerous chemicals are in your products

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There’s a small yet powerful invention that Americans use every day, but most of us take it for granted: the label. It’s wonderful, when you stop to think about it, that we can tell at a glance exactly what’s in most of our products. If you’re trying to make safe, healthy choices for yourself and…

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Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals Have Gotta Go

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By Avinash Kar, NRDC; Alvaro Casanova, Center for Environmental Health; and Carroll Wills, California Professional Firefighters What if I told you that you have been and continue to be exposed to dangerous chemicals in your home for no good reason? What if these chemicals exposed firefighters to greater cancer risks in the bargain? You wouldn’t…

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Right to Know Act- Dirty Chemicals in Our Cleaning Products

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New Law Calls for Disclosure of All Hazardous Chemicals in Cleaning Products Cancer, asthma, and chemical burns should not have to be side effects of your job. That’s why when it comes to consumer and worker health, CEH has always been a champion for product safety. After many months of grassroots pressure, and advocacy groups…

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The Atlantic Eats Up Big Pesticide’s Poison Dollars

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On Thursday, The Atlantic is hosting a livestreamed event called “Harvest: Transforming the Food We Eat”. It looks to be a fascinating discussion of new food technologies, including making meat without animals and other cutting-edge ideas. And don’t get me wrong, I have loved The Atlantic ever since seventh grade when reading it made me…

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