State and federal officials and regulators have made a big deal about having a cup of water when they visit the most infamous village in the country. East Palestine, of course, is where a Norfolk Southern train derailed, February 3 2023, spilling hazardous chemicals and requiring a burning off of vinyl chloride, an especially nasty chemical that’s used in the production of polyvinyl chloride or PVC pipes.
Our annual report and legacy of impact is now live.
An especially harmful component of the petrochemical buildout, and the sector’s recycling myth, involves the promotion of so-called “advanced” or “chemical recycling.”
Our 2021 Annual Report is hot off the press. Read all about our big wins!
We congratulate Michael Regan on his confirmation as EPA Administrator. CEH believes that Regan is the right person to repair the damage done to EPA by the Trump administration, including…
For years, we’ve tested products to give you the resources to make the best decisions for your family’s health. But we know it’s still not easy, not when there’s so much information to consider while you’re shopping.
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.
Before COVID-19, my job at CEH consisted of visiting malls to buy products, which I brought back to CEH’s lab to test for illegal toxic chemicals using our X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) machine. Most often, I tested fashion accessories for lead, a chemical that causes neurological damage, reproductive harm, and cancer.
The Science Director is primarily responsible for ensuring that CEH’s work is credible and based on good science. Much of the work is focused on the scientific basis of CEH’s work to enforce the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop 65): this work often changes corporate behavior nationally.