Tag: public health

Why EPA Should Take Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Seriously


When you think about your body’s natural day-to-day job, what probably comes to mind are the easy tasks: breathing, pumping your heart, and digesting food. Presumably, you aren’t thinking about how much estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormone your body is making to keep your body happy and healthy. We also know that chemicals in our…

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Dow: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse


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


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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Watch: CEH Talks Lead in Purses on "The Doctors"


“Could you be carrying a harmful toxin around with you every day? Recently, The Center for Environmental Health found dangerous levels of lead in purses.” Popular T.V. show, The Doctors, features a team of professional doctors that deliver answers about the public’s health questions daily.  This week the show focused on hidden health dangers lurking…

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Intern Stories- Rohini Behl


Although summer was what felt like eons away, I started determining my summer plans in December. That’s right – a full 5 ½ months in advance. Anything could go wrong in that time – I didn’t have any clue of just how wrong. Essentially, before me there were two options: take summer courses or find…

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Watch: The Story of Broke


“We can rebuild the American Dream; we can afford to have a healthy environment, good jobs, and top-notch public education.  But not if we continue subsidizing the dinosaur economy.” –Annie Leonard, The Story of Broke Last week, the new Story of Stuff Project released its latest video, “The Story of Broke.”   In the 8-minute film,…

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Be a Super Hero for Safer Chemicals on August 10th


Are you sick of trying to avoid the many products that contain chemicals that pose health hazards to your family?  Every week, we see another study linking chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces to cancer, infertility, autism, developmental disorders, and more.  Toxic chemicals in plastics, hazardous flame retardants in baby products, hormone-disrupting chemicals in…

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A Victory in the Fight for Truly Green Chemistry Regulations


Due to relentless pressure from scientists, environmental and health organizations, and other public interest groups, the California Department of Toxic Substances has tabled the flawed Green Chemistry rules the agency released in November. This is a huge victory! CEH welcomed this major victory for California’s health and green policy and will work with the state…

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