Consumer advocate nonprofit Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has announced it has reached legally binding agreements with seven fast-fashion companies to remove the toxic metal cadmium from jewelry sold in stores and online across the country. Independent testing commissioned by CEH had found jewelry items sold at major national retailers, mostly at Ross, contained high levels of cadmium; many had metal components that were over 90% cadmium.
As the pandemic keeps us all physically apart, coming together virtually matters more than ever. Like many organizations, CEH has transformed our in-person events into online panels, virtual town halls, and other virtual events.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, so do the needs of people throughout our communities. It’s important that we come together to help our neighbors as best we can, and especially to help the vulnerable and marginalized among us.
We are seeking a highly strategic Managing Director of Programs (MDP) to maximize the effectiveness of programs and provide leadership to program staff. Reporting to the CEO, the MDP is a newly developed role, and will be a key member of CEH’s Leadership Team, supervising up to seven Program Directors. The MDP will also collaborate closely with the Development Director and Communications Director to share our vision externally.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are spending a lot more time in our yards tending to our gardens. And why not? Most gardens give us an easy opportunity to socially distance, we’re spending days upon days at home anyway, and we literally get to see the fruits of our labor. Some are also opting to grow their food in an attempt to…
Environmental Health Watchdog Condemns EPA Decision to Relax Regulations for America’s Worst Polluters During Coronavirus Pandemic
It is absolutely unacceptable that the Trump administration is taking advantage of a global health crisis to eliminate basic protections from our most polluting industries. EPA enforcement of air and water quality standards are designed to protect us from cancer-causing chemicals.