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Feb 25, 2022Center for Environmental HealthChildren's Health, Environmental Justice, Personal Stories, Uncategorized
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.
Sep 24, 2020Ruben DiazChemical Industry, Children's Health, Personal Stories
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.
May 4, 2020Aimee DewingEnvironmental Justice, Personal Stories, Resistance
Since its founding in 1996, CEH has always prioritized diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as part of its core values. From our hiring processes to our programmatic work, we have put DEI at the forefront of our thoughts, and asked ourselves regularly if we’re doing all we can to ensure that CEH is the inclusive organization we envision it to be.
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.
Apr 10, 2020Michael GreenChildren's Health, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories, Vaping
As a nation, we are facing an epidemic where lung health is front and center. COVID-19 is exposing the underlying conditions that can make a seemingly healthy young person vulnerable to this ferocious disease. At CEH, we have been fighting for years against one...
Aug 15, 2018Linda Reinstein, Guest BloggerChemical Industry, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories
By Linda Reinstein, Guest Blog Like most Americans, I thought asbestos had been banned. Then my husband Alan was diagnosed with mesothelioma. As we searched for treatment options, we realized asbestos was not only lethal but still legal in the U.S. We were angry...
Jun 7, 2017Center for Environmental HealthChemical Industry, Children's Health, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories
If you love asbestos, you’ll love Nancy Beck. She’s Trump’s pick to lead chemical safety policy at the EPA. Nancy Beck’s previous job was defending the safety of chemicals for companies like Monsanto, Chevron, ExxonMobil and companies that make asbestos and other...
Apr 1, 2014Aimee DewingChemical Industry, Children's Health, General Insights, Legal Action, Personal Stories
New Year’s Day (observed) was yesterday, and America’s past time is back. Normally, Major League Baseball awards are announced at the end of the season, way off in October/November. But the Center for Environmental Health will grant its first annual “Best Lead-Off...
Feb 26, 2014Ali Geering-KlineFlame Retardants, General Insights, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories
Jean Hansen is the Sustainable Interiors Manager for the global architecture firm, HDR Architecture. She’s been a great supporter of CEH for many years, both as an employee sponsor of the HDR grant application and also as a partner with CEH on safer furniture...