Kizzy Charles-Guzman, CEO at Center for Environmental Health sits down with Latoya Antonio and Robin Glasco to talk environmental justice, women’s health, and ways to be an empowered consumer.
Nearly a decade ago, the Center for Environmental Health took legal action to eliminate the use of a cancer-causing chemical commonly found in soaps and shampoos. Last month, CEH rediscovered it in three products being sold at dollar stores.
In recent years, California has taken progressive action against PFAS contamination by regulating use of specific PFAS chemicals in a range of products from textiles to cosmetics to food contact materials. Despite these moves toward change, the threat of PFAS contamination of the state’s drinking water is already a reality.
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in socks, sports bras, and athletic shirts.
BPA is a well-studied hormone-disrupting chemical, known to cause developmental and reproductive harm, and can be absorbed through our skin.
The Center for Environmental Health is suing 7 brands of sports bras and 5 brands of athletic shirts after testing showed that the clothing could expose individuals to up to 22 times the safe limit of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), according to California law.
The Center for Environmental Health’s (CEH) testing has shown that popular workout brands such as Adidas, Go Fit, and AmazonBasics have been selling latex workout bands that contain cancer-causing nitrosamines as a result of their latex processing. Last spring, CEH initiated legal action against 15 companies that sell latex workout bands.
As a member of the global Break Free From Plastic movement, CEH celebrates the adoption of a landmark mandate last week calling for the development of a global treaty on plastics at the conclusion of the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2)
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are highlighting a few of the many who have done and are doing big things in Environmental Health.