Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.
We are in a very exciting and critical moment. After years of fighting we may be able to finally fix the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). This is a critical moment, and we want to ask for your support.Continue reading “The Battle is On! We Need Your Help.” »
The cancer-causing chemical chloropicrin is one of the most common pesticides used on strawberry farms. California has proposed new rules on the chemical, but the rules won’t adequately protect children and families. Urge California’s top pesticide regulator to create strong rules on this toxic strawberry pesticide to produce safe food for our families.Continue reading “Another Toxic Pesticide On Your Strawberries?” »
The Pepsi Challenge? Cancer-Causing Ingredient Found in Pepsi Products Nationwide – Except California!
CEH found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical, 4-MEI, in ALL Pepsi cola products sold in states outside California. More than a year ago Pepsi stated they would clean up their ingredients. Our testing shows Pepsi has not changed their products, and the company doesn’t plan to remove 4-MEI until next February! Urge Pepsi to…Continue reading “The Pepsi Challenge? Cancer-Causing Ingredient Found in…” »
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…Continue reading “Urge Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act 2013!” »
It’s past time for California to require labels on products with BPA. We have just until 5pm on Wednesday April 10th to take action! Join actress and mom Amy Brenneman in calling for BPA labeling!Continue reading “Deadline TODAY: Protect Children and Families from BPA!” »
Last week, New York Assembly Democrats approved a two-year fracking moratorium. They believe, like us, that the health effects of hydrofracking should be studied before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can approve moving forward with fracking in the state. Now, it’s your chance to support this groundbreaking legislation. Parents and families everywhere must voice their…Continue reading “New Yorkers: Support the Fracking Moratorium!” »
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…Continue reading “CEH Report on Flame Retardants in Nap Mats Prompts Call for…” »
In response to customer pressure, PepsiCo has announced they will remove a controversial chemical that is added to orange Gatorade. As we’ve written about before, brominated vegetable oils (BVOs) are patented flame retardant chemicals that are also used (for another purpose) in many citrus flavored sodas. The chemicals have been linked to a number of…Continue reading “No More Flame Retardant Chemicals in Gatorade – But…” »
Cross-posted from our friends at The Green Life Online We’re in a particularly strong flu season. And it turns out we are not very smart about avoiding spreading germs. Most Americans use six or more antimicrobial products every day. But buying more products is probably not the right answer. The good news? If you are careful…Continue reading “The Flu Is Here. Don’t Lose Your Head! Use Our Flu…” »
Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps Down
Right now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), on behalf of strawberry agribusiness corporations, are asking Secretary of State Clinton and EPA Administrator Jackson to get more methyl bromide for California. Why? Because instead of coming up with safe, non-toxic alternatives to methyl bromide, industry’s favored alternative was another toxic pesticide called methyl…Continue reading “Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still…” »