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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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Another Trump Nominee with Close Ties to Industry

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The day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission made a historic move to restrict on an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals, Trump nominated a Commissioner who threatens to roll back that landmark decision. Dana Baiocco has built her legal career on defending companies from consumer action  and keeping dangerous products on the market….

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Kids Deserve Toxic-Free Shoes!

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I spent several weeks in August being entertained by my grand kids, aged 4, 3, and 11 months. They taught me all sorts of things, including the art I had forgotten since my own parenting days of keeping track of their shoes. The two older ones put on and take off their shoes themselves and…

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The bogus EPA we’ll get from Trump’s Latest Pick

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Donald Trump has a knack for nominating officials who would undermine the very laws they’re supposed to uphold. His latest pick is Michael Dourson, a corporate conspirator who would lead EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Dourson would be the third horseman of Trump’s environmental apocalypse, with the power to destroy the regulations…

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