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Watch: The Misclassification in Port Trucking

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 “I’m classified as an independent contractor, but I have very, very little control over the success or failure of my company.” -Dutch Prior, Port Truck Driver Part of CEH’s Safe Air, Water and Food campaign is the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports—fighting to restore stability to our Ports’ system and improve air quality in…

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Eco-Tip: Triclosan-Free Alternatives

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Do you use antibacterial soaps or sprays to keep your hands clean? Many of us do. And news coverage about bacteria, like germ-infested public transportation seats, can send many of us searching for something we can quickly spray on our hands. One common antibacterial chemical is triclosan. If you’ve been following our blog and advocacy…

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Watch the Story of Electronics- Coming Nov. 9th!

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Have you seen the Story of Stuff? CEH is proud to be partnering with the Story of Stuff Project on the upcoming launch of their latest video, the Story of Electronics. CEH will provide viewers of the new video with resources for greener electronics and ways to influence industry to stop making electronics that are “designed…

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Environmental Health California Voter’s Guide

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Of all the propositions on the ballot this November, there are two that you should make sure to watch out for if you care about environmental health. Big out-of-state oil, tobacco, and alcohol companies paid big bucks to have Proposition 23 and Proposition 26 added to the California ballot this year. These two propositions both…

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Warning: Your Baby Contains Toxic Chemicals!

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Crossposted at SupernaturalMom.com Hundreds of toxic chemicals, including PCBs, DDT, endocrine disruptors, and dioxins — to name just a few — are showing up in mothers’ and their newborn babies’ bodies. These chemicals, found in everyday household products, can get absorbed during a typical morning routine. Consider this scenario:  the pregnant mom awakens after a…

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Halloween Hyperactivity Comes in Bright Colors

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Halloween is one of those holidays where even the most rational, health-conscious adults give their kids, and themselves, a break and let all junk food precautions fall by the wayside?.  They fill their homes with all the Snickers, Skittles, M&Ms and other Halloween candy goodness that they can find, for their kids, trick-or-treaters, and for…

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Moving Past Pinkwashing: Breast Cancer Prevention Means Eliminating Toxics

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Today I bought a yogurt and opened it up to find a pink ribbon on the back of the lid next to the words “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.  For the last few years, these pink ribbons have been omnipresent in everything from media to food product packaging during the month of October.  So, are all…

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Eco-Tip: Ten Everyday Toxics to Avoid

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Have you seen USA Today’s brand new health magazine Fresh? The first issue includes a list of “Top 10 toxins and how to protect your family.” When a widely-read mainstream publication like USA Today tackles a topic like this, everyone in the environmental health movement is pleased. If USA Today had asked me to write…

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Eco-Tip: Ending Chemical Spills, Lessons from Hungary and Beyond

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It can be challenging for people to wade through all of the lengthy chemical studies and information that’s published about many of the toxic chemicals that we hear about. Some “top ten toxins” lists are popular, although it’s hard to see how it’s possible to rank harmful chemicals from “top” to “bottom.” I’m guessing if…

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We Did It! The Cadmium Ban Passes in CA

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Thousands of CEH members around the California came together last month and told the state Assembly that kids’ jewelry should never be toxic. Our work forced the jewelry industry to eliminate lead threats, but some jewelry makers responded by substituting cadmium, another toxic metal, for the lead they could no longer use in children’s jewelry….

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