The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is committed to supporting the local efforts of community leaders to defend against unsafe toxic exposures in their communities. So, when government regulators failed to adequately respond to East Oakland residents’ concerns about the cancer-causing diesel engine exhaust coming from Green Sage’s nine trailer-sized generators, CEH and the Environmental Democracy Project (EDP) partnered with the Oakland Cannery Collective (the Collective), the resident group that had been advocating on the issue, to take legal action.
A lawsuit filed by nonprofit organizations CEH and PEER to prevent Inhance Technologies USA from generating toxic PFAS when fluorinating plastic containers has earned national press coverage.
Tens of Millions of Plastic Containers Treated with Fluorine Gas Leach Toxic PFAS Chemicals into Art and Cleaning Supplies, Food, and Other Household Products
Today nonprofit organizations the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a lawsuit under federal environmental law to prevent Inhance Technologies USA of Houston, Texas, from generating toxic PFAS or “forever chemicals” when fluorinating plastic containers, in violation of EPA regulations.
Reusable Food Tray Project at Emeryville School Reduces Plastic Waste and Toxics Exposures
Today the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) initiated legal action against athletic apparel giant Lululemon after independent lab testing found dangerous levels of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the brand’s latex yoga mat.
Oakland Groups Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Diesel Pollution from Cannabis Growing Facility in East Oakland
Today nonprofit organizations Environmental Democracy Project and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) joined with a resident group called the Oakland Cannery Collective to take legal action to stop a diesel-powered cannabis growing facility located in East Oakland from releasing cancer-causing diesel engine exhaust into the air.
New Report Exposes Forced Labor, Toxic Occupational Hazards, and Climate Warming Impacts of Vinyl Flooring Industry
Often signaled out as one of the most toxic plastics, PVC is used in a range of products from credit cards to pipes, and increasingly in vinyl flooring, including in so-called luxury vinyl tile, which is the leading export application for PVC manufactured in China.
Today, the environmental health watchdog, Center for Environmental Health (CEH), announced it has reached a legally binding, court-enforceable settlement with Estée Lauder and its subsidiaries, including MAC and Clinique brands. T
The settlement ensures that cosmetics like foundations and concealers manufactured under these brands will not contain any intentionally added PFOA or other fluorinated ingredients that are known to degrade to PFOA.