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Why Mardi Gras beads are so toxic—and how a group of middle schoolers is trying to change that

Why Mardi Gras beads are so toxic—and how a group of middle schoolers is trying to change that

New Orleans and Mobile dispute where Mardi Gras was birthed, but both Gulf Coast cities struggle with the same plastic waste. How can they design ...

Got Plastic With a No. 2 Recycling Symbol? Beware a Toxic Problem

A little-known American company has been giving plastic a special touch called fluorination for 40 years. After the EPA discovered treated containers can leach “forever ...
Is It Safe to Reuse Plastic Take-out Containers?

Is It Safe to Reuse Plastic Take-out Containers?

If your house is anything like mine, you’ve got a kitchen cabinet filled to the brim—no, overflowing—with plastic food containers. Maybe some are ones you’ve bought ...
EPA sued over ‘egregious’ delay in addressing lead weights in car wheels

EPA sued over ‘egregious’ delay in addressing lead weights in car wheels

By Clark Mindock August 23, 202312:53 PM PDT Aug 23 (Reuters) – Public health and environmental groups have accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of unreasonably ...
Opinion: Hitting the gym or going to yoga? Your workout clothes could be doing more harm than you realize

Opinion: Hitting the gym or going to yoga? Your workout clothes could be doing more harm than you realize

In 2022, the Center for Environmental Health, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group based in California, tested sports bras, leggings, athletic shirts and other activewear and found high ...
In the News: BPA found in MORE athletic wear

In the News: BPA found in MORE athletic wear

Center for Environmental Health (CEH) said it sent legal notices to eight more brands whose leggings, shorts, sports bras, and athletic shirts after testing showed ...
In the News: PFAS Discharges in California Groundwater

In the News: PFAS Discharges in California Groundwater

The Center for Environmental Health recently confirmed that three Bay Area facilities have been discharging toxicants known as “forever chemicals” into the region\'s groundwater. Check out ...
In the News: Testing finds High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Urban Outfitters Jewelry

In the News: Testing finds High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Urban Outfitters Jewelry

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) tested 11 fashion accessory items from Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal line, and found that over half the products had ...
In The News: North Carolina PFAS Testing Petition Lawsuit

In The News: North Carolina PFAS Testing Petition Lawsuit

After decades of exposure to contaminated water by the company Chemours and years of fighting for justice, our North Carolina coalition finally had their day ...
CEH in the News: The ‘Poison Plastic’ and the Ohio Train Derailment

CEH in the News: The ‘Poison Plastic’ and the Ohio Train Derailment

Vinyl chloride has been in the news since the Feb. 3 Ohio train derailment. But the hazardous substance has been around for decades and is ...
In the News: Plastic Containers Treated with Fluorine Gas Leach Toxic PFAS Chemicals

In the News: Plastic Containers Treated with Fluorine Gas Leach Toxic PFAS Chemicals

A lawsuit filed by nonprofit organizations CEH and PEER to prevent Inhance Technologies USA from generating toxic PFAS when fluorinating plastic containers has earned national ...
As the outdoor industry ditches ‘forever chemicals,’ REI lags behind

As the outdoor industry ditches ‘forever chemicals,’ REI lags behind

Last week, REI Co-op stores around the country closed for Black Friday. It’s a company tradition dating back to 2015, where the outdoor retailer asks ...
In the News: CEH’s Testing of BPA in Clothing

In the News: CEH’s Testing of BPA in Clothing

New testing showing high levels of BPA in sports bras and athletic shirts has earned national press coverage. ...
‘Children can’t advocate for themselves’: American public schools have a massive plastic waste problem

‘Children can’t advocate for themselves’: American public schools have a massive plastic waste problem

American public schools serve lunch to nearly 30 million students daily, and many depend on Styrofoam trays and other single-use plasticware to do so. By ...
EPA proposes “endangerment finding” of leaded aviation gasoline

EPA proposes “endangerment finding” of leaded aviation gasoline

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an endangerment finding on leaded aviation gasoline, a critical step to regulate lead pollution from piston-engine aircrafts, the ...