Often signaled out as one of the most toxic plastics, PVC is used in a range of products from credit cards to pipes, and increasingly in vinyl flooring, including in so-called luxury vinyl tile, which is the leading export application for PVC manufactured in China.
Our 2021 Annual Report is hot off the press. Read all about our big wins!
CEH and M.H.P. Concerned Residents co-hosted a Community Gathering & Environmental Health Fair recently to support El Cajon residents’ efforts to organize around environmental justice, chemical exposure, and renters’ rights issues affecting their community.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
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…