Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit today to force the Environmental Protection Agency to require areas in six states to clean up harmful smog pollution.
From air pollution to the pandemic and climate change, the threats to our public health are many, but exciting collaborations like the one between CEH and CityHealth demonstrate that strategic partnerships can have far-reaching health and environmental benefits in cities from San Francisco to Dallas to New York.
When communities are threatened by toxic substances in our air, water, or the products we use in our homes, environmental watch groups utilize Proposition 65 as a tool to pressure manufacturers to take accountability for our exposure to hazardous chemicals.
October 24-30 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Many people think that lead poisoning is no longer a problem, but it is still one of the most common environmental illnesses in children.
Extensive testing by CEH showed BPA in socks at up to 19 times over the safe limit of the chemical, according to California law. Learn how you can take action.
CEH has heard from school district staff, teachers, and families from across the country who are alarmed by the growing amount of disposables in their schools, the toxic chemicals found in these products, and the impacts that they have on our health and environment — which have only been compounded by the pandemic.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has made disinfectant sprays and wipes into everyday household needs. Like all of us, I want to keep myself and my family healthy. I know that phrase on the spray bottle, “Kills 99.9% of bacteria & viruses”, can give us all a sense of security and health.
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.