Tag: cancer

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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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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A Once-in-a-Century Pesticide (that Probably Causes Cancer)

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On Friday, a World Health Organization panel of scientists from 11 countries announced their decision to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as a probable human carcinogen. In particular the panel noted the links between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as a study showing the chemical caused DNA and chromosomal damage…

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The Pepsi Challenge? Cancer-Causing Ingredient Found in Pepsi Products Nationwide – Except California!

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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…

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I Won the Cancer “Lottery” and How it Changed My Life

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By CEH Intern Lawrence Tsai How did you live your life during your early 20s?  What were your focuses?  Your significant other? School? Job? Figuring out ways to beat the beer chugging record at the local bar?  How about health? Like many young adults, health was hardly a priority for me.  I almost routinely ate…

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Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps Down

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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…

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So What’s the Problem? Challenges in the Fight against Toxic Flame Retardants

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Opposition to the use of chemical flame retardants has gained extraordinary momentum in just the past few months.  Catalyzed by a stunning exposé by the Chicago Tribune  and fed by a flood of ensuing media coverage, CEH and our allies have rallied scientists, doctors, activists, and community members.  Scientists have linked flame retardant exposure to…

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Survey Says: Industry Clings to Toxic Vinyl

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Our friends at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) recently passed along the results of a survey that gives an interesting inside look at industry. The Flexible Vinyl Alliance’s Spring Survey exposes how toxic vinyl (PVC) makers view the growing movement away from the use of this particularly toxic plastic. In the past…

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CA Recognizes Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Shampoos

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California keeps a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive health problems. State scientists update the list as new studies emerge on chemicals, often chemicals found in common household products. Last week, California officially identified a chemical known as cocamide DEA as a cancer-causing chemical. What’s cocamide DEA? It sounds like coconut, right?…

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