Oct 11, 2022Michael GreenUncategorized
I am writing to announce that after 26 years, I am stepping down from the role as CEO of the Center for Environmental Health.
Jul 21, 2021Michael GreenUncategorized
The New York Times recently published an article on how Juul is fighting to keep their e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The article reports: “Juul has long denied that it knowingly sold its products to teenagers, and it has been pledging publicly for the last few...
Feb 9, 2021Michael GreenChildren's Products, Food, Food Products
Last week, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced it found that ingredients in many baby foods are contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium. Through testing loopholes and lax regulation, multi-billion dollar companies are not being held accountable by our government and withhold information about whether their products potentially threaten the health of our children.
Jan 13, 2021Michael GreenEnvironmental Justice, Laws & Regulations, Resistance
In the wake of horrific acts last week that left our nation’s Capitol shattered, we at the Center for Environmental join our colleagues, allies and the bipartisan group lawmakers calling for Trump’s removal from office for inciting this violence. Like the rest of the nation, we watched in fear and anger as our democracy faced the clear threat of insurrection on the very day many felt joyful that the results of the electoral college would finally be certified by Congress.
Oct 16, 2020Michael GreenUncategorized
I couldn’t bring myself to write this for a few days: the loss is so huge, the void is so vast. My dear friend, long-time CEH board member, and national environmental justice leader Cecil Corbin-Mark…
Jun 3, 2020Michael GreenResistance
This has not been a normal week, and frankly “normal”, was never just, was never safe, and was never equal. We are told that our country is great, but how can it be so when bigotry flourishes, both outwardly and stealthily in ways that threaten people’s lives.
Apr 10, 2020Michael GreenChildren's Health, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories, Vaping
As a nation, we are facing an epidemic where lung health is front and center. COVID-19 is exposing the underlying conditions that can make a seemingly healthy young person vulnerable to this ferocious disease. At CEH, we have been fighting for years against one...
Mar 23, 2020Michael GreenAir, Chemical Industry, Children's Health, Environmental Justice, Pesticide
We have never experienced a week like last week. My wife and I have been juggling working from home, living our lives through Zoom calls, and homeschooling our two children. We are all adjusting to new schedules and tight quarters—while balancing our anxiety of what’s...
Nov 12, 2019Michael GreenChemical Industry, Children's Health, Energy, Environmental Justice, Flame Retardants, Fracking, Laws & Regulations, Plastics
By Michael Green, CEO of Center for Environmental Health The primary focus of the clean energy debate for over a decade now has been our rapidly warming planet. It’s not hard to understand why. Each year, we endure record-setting temperatures and more persistent...
Jan 15, 2015Michael GreenChemical Industry, Children's Health, Food, Laws & Regulations, Plastics
The toxic plastics chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) has recently been in the news again. For CEH, BPA exemplifies many of the more problematic aspects of our country’s approach to harmful chemicals in everyday products, and a look at the history and science around BPA is...