NEW: CEH’s Annual Report
Our 2021 Annual Report is hot off the press. Read all about our big wins!
New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Socks Made for Babies, Kids, and Adults
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.
Say no to PFAS: CEH is teaming up with Clearya to help you shop safer
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.
Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food
Last week, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced it found that ingredients in many baby foods are contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium. Through testing loopholes and lax regulation, multi-billion dollar companies are not being held accountable by our government and withhold information about whether their products potentially threaten the health of our children.
Toxic-Free Fashion: CEH Gets Retailers to Remove Hazardous Chemical from Jewelry
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.
University of California takes a major step to protect the health of students and staff
A week ago, the entire University of California (UC) system became the first public university system in the nation to sign CEH’s Purchaser Pledge for healthier furniture. These standards restrict the use of five key toxic chemical classes (flame retardants, fluorinated stain treatments…
My New COVID-19 Roommate
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.