Tag: negative health impacts.

Tell the Governor: Reduce Pesticide Use, for School Children and Workers' Health!


Pesticide use is so prevalent in our country that these intentional poisons are nearly everywhere. Don’t want to take my word for it? There’s no need to: cautious, understated, and matter-of-fact reports from conservative government agencies verify that pesticides pollute our food, our water, and our bodies. That’s why I want to ask Californians to…

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CEH Stands Up to Ban Cadmium


Last week, the Center for Environmental Health and State Senator Fran Pavley led supporters in Sacramento, urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign the bill to ban the toxic metal cadmium, from children’s jewelry. This bill would cap cadmium use at 300 parts per million. CEH brought our x-ray florescence machine along to test parents’ and their…

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Our Voices, Our Power: Communities United to Stop Dirty Energy


This year, two Texas oil companies are leading a group of out-of-state polluters, pushing Proposition 23 – a deceptive ballot measure that would repeal California’s landmark climate change law. What’s it all about? Four years ago, California passed the groundbreaking Global Warming Solutions Act to reduce the state’s contribution to climate change, placing the state…

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Eco-Tip: Reducing Your Exposure to Lead from Artificial Turf


We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years, in collaboration with the California Attorney General, to make sure that  lead threats are removed from artificial turf—especially in places where children play.  Five major turf companies have made legal commitments to remove hazardous lead from their products. The companies have also agreed to replace certain…

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Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) Comes to CEH!


What’s going on behind the scenes at the Center for Environmental Health right now?  Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with another great non-profit just as concerned with protecting the public from toxic chemicals as we are—Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS). Here’s a little background on what MOMS is all about:

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Eco-Tip: Avoiding BPA in Baby Products


Sadly, the California legislature failed last month to pass a ban on the harmful chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in infant bottles, cups, and food containers. Scientists are doing an extraordinary amount of research about BPA, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. Here’s a short summary from a pediatrician from Dartmouth…

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Eco-Tip: Avoiding Lead in Your Back to School Shopping


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Eco-Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Use RoundUp (or Trust Its Labels)


At the risk of sounding like the geek that I really am, I’ll make this confession: I’ve been reading the fine print on the back (and front) of Roundup bottles for a couple of decades. The Roundup I’m talking about here is not cowboys chasing down straggling cattle or horses. Roundup, along with other brand…

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A Global Graveyard for Toxic Electronics


Do you know what happens to your computer once you throw it out? Old electronics are dumped in “digital graveyards” in countries around the world, like China and Ghana, where all of their toxic insides are purged out into massive waste yards, polluting the land and posing grave cancer, developmental, and health threats to the…

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Eco-Tip: Safe Bounce House Bouncing!


Bounce houses should be fun, not toxic. CEH is working hard to get hazardous lead out of these much-loved play structures but it’s not going to happen overnight. So what do you do about that bounce house birthday party coming up that your kids are so excited about? CEH doesn’t want to spoil your kids’…

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