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Jan 6, 2022Center for Biological DiversityChildren's Health, Environmental Justice, Legal Action
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.
Sep 1, 2021Emily DifriscoChildren's Health, Children's Products, Fashion Products, Legal Action, Uncategorized
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.
Nov 30, 2020Ruben DiazChildren's Health, Environmental Justice, Fashion Products, Legal Action
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.
Apr 23, 2020Caitlin MoherChemical Industry, Fashion Products, Legal Action, Personal Stories, Products
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.
Feb 15, 2019Ruben DiazChemical Industry, Laws & Regulations, Legal Action
I haven’t been at a music festival in decades, but I still remember seeing the Jefferson Airplane when I was a high school senior. I was completely awed and overjoyed by the sheer power of Grace Slick. What never crossed my mind, I promise you, was what was in the air...
Oct 1, 2018Caroline CoxChemical Industry, Children's Health, Environmental Justice, Food, Legal Action
You’ve probably heard the old line about what happens when the fox gets the job of guarding the henhouse. Apparently, that phrase goes back to at least the days of the Roman Empire, maybe longer. In real life, especially when it comes to toxic chemicals, it...
Jun 9, 2016Ansje MillerChemical Industry, Environmental Justice, Laws & Regulations, Legal Action
Click here to thank the Prop 65 champions! Last week, Congress passed the first major overhaul of an environmental law in decades. This chemical reform bill is now headed to the President for signature. As we pause to think about how monumental that is, we reflect...
Feb 6, 2015Charles MargulisLegal Action
CEH has been receiving questions about our recent legal action against companies that make e-cigarettes and vaping products. We welcome an open exchange on the topic. Below are some responses to the more frequently asked questions. Q: Do you want everyone to stop...
Apr 16, 2014Jennifer VargasChildren's Health, Environmental Justice, Laws & Regulations, Legal Action, Tips
Spring is blooming and Easter is right around the corner! As we relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, it is important to remember to steer clear of the synthetic, holiday-themed products that can contain harmful chemicals. By making conscious and educated...