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We’ve tested countless products, exposed companies for harming consumers, and forced them to remove chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, brain damage or other debilitating illness. 

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Killer Looks: Getting Toxics out of Jewelry

Killer Looks: Getting Toxics out of Jewelry

During the last decade, research by public health experts and investigations by CEH and others found that lead and cadmium were common in jewelry for ...
Getting Lead Out of Candy

Getting Lead Out of Candy

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A Breath of Fresh Air for the Residents of Paramount in Los Angeles

A Breath of Fresh Air for the Residents of Paramount in Los Angeles

In late 2016, in response to the relentless activism of concerned parents and teachers, Southern California air pollution regulators began a hexavalent chromium air monitoring ...
Flipping the Flame Retardant Market

Flipping the Flame Retardant Market

Not very long ago, nearly all of us had toxic flame retardants in our couches, chairs, changing pads, and nap mats. The tobacco and chemical ...
Sinking Trump’s EPA Pick

Sinking Trump’s EPA Pick

Trump’s rise to the presidency emboldened the chemical lobby to infiltrate federal agencies and undermine environmental protections. They picked Michael Dourson, a darling of chemical ...
CEH Exposes Cancer-Causing Chemical Lurking in Children’s Foods

CEH Exposes Cancer-Causing Chemical Lurking in Children’s Foods

Acrylamide in food has been a serious concern since 2002 when scientists discovered the cancer-causing chemical in many common products. The chemical poses particular threats ...
Proposition 65- Protecting California and the Nation from Toxic Chemicals

Proposition 65- Protecting California and the Nation from Toxic Chemicals

In 1986, California voters overwhelmingly approved an innovative law that set new standards for protecting people from toxic chemicals. The law is called the Safe ...
CEH In New York: Protecting the Public from Fracking Chemicals

CEH In New York: Protecting the Public from Fracking Chemicals

In fracking, a mixture of chemicals, sand, and millions of gallons of water is pumped under high pressure into deep wells, to break up rock ...
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