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It’s time for San Francisco to ban toxic disposable foodware

West of Pecos, in San Francisco’s Mission District, serves margaritas with paper straws as part of its commitment to move away from unnecessary plastic products. (Robyn Purchia/Special to S.F. Examiner) By Sue Chiang, Center for Environmental Health Ever munched on some microwave popcorn while watching a home movie? Stopped for fast food while on the go?…

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October 2017 Newsletter

#DumpDourson Last week we delivered over 150,000 signatures from you to the Senate rejecting Dourson’s nomination. Despite widespread protest against this nominee, Michael Dourson narrowly won the Senate Committee vote to lead the EPA’s toxics program. A known friend of Trump and the chemical and tobacco industries, Dourson will try his best to open the flood…

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July 2017 Newsletter

BPA found in 95% of cans from these grocery stores In May, CEH testing of more than 250 canned foods purchased nationwide from major supermarkets including Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and others found that nearly 40% of the products tested contain the toxic chemical BPA. BPA is known to cause serious reproductive health problems and is linked…

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October 2016 Newsletter

CEH Taking on a Notorious Chemical Polluter Dow Chemical is one of the oldest and largest chemical companies in the world, and one of the most egregious corporate polluters. Our recent lawsuit against Dow targets the companies’ polluting pesticide Telone, a cancer-causing chemical that puts thousands of children and families throughout California at risk from toxic air pollution….

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April 2016 Newsletter

CEH called to testify on the Flint water crisis Last month, Congress asked CEH Executive Director Michael Green to testify at a briefing in Washington, DC on the Flint water crisis. CEH has nearly 20 years of work in protecting children from lead poisoning threats, and Michael emphasized that solutions need to address lead poisoning…

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Shop Smarter and Healthier- CEH’s Winter 2014 News

Dumb Ways to…Shop? Many of you may have seen the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die. But you may not know that the CEH video Dumb Ways to Shop is using humor to take on a serious problem: ongoing problems with lead-tainted purses and other fashion accessories from three leading mall stores. In fact, as…

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July 2013 Newsletter

Toxic & Dirty Secrets: The Truth about Fracking and Your Family’s Health This month, CEH released a report that clarifies how fracking can affect the health of mothers and children. Our release coincided with the close of New York State’s 2013 legislative session, an important moment to remind legislators why they must continue the current…

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March 2013: Fightin’ Fires, Takin’ Names

Safer Furniture Coming Soon – With Your Help!   If you ever look at the many tags on your furniture, you may have seen a tag indicating that your furniture is made to conform to a California flammability standard. Because California is such a large market, for more than thirty years most furniture makers have…

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Fall Newsletter 2012

Taking the “Killer” Out of Your Couch CEH has been busy working to protect children and families from harmful flame retardant chemicals in furniture and children’s products. These toxic fire retardant chemicals are used because of an outdated California furniture flammability standard that doesn’t protect us from fires but instead puts us at risk from…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from CEH!

CEH Tests 1,300+ Toys for Lead As we entered the recent holiday toy-buying season, the California Attorney General’s Office and the Public Health Trust asked us to do a few things:  (1) get lead-tainted toys out of the hands of kids, (2) teach parents to be vigilant about lead in toys and more generally in…

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