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Hold the Plastic, Please: Reusable Food Tray Project Reduces Waste and Toxics

Hold the Plastic, Please: Reusable Food Tray Project Reduces Waste and Toxics

Reusable Food Tray Project at Emeryville School Reduces Plastic Waste and Toxics Exposures  ...
PFAS Chemicals Found in REI Rain Jackets

PFAS Chemicals Found in REI Rain Jackets

Today, the nonprofit watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) initiated legal action against Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) after testing showed their waterproof rain jackets for ...
New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Sports Bras and Athletic Shirts

New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Sports Bras and Athletic Shirts

Today, the CEH sent legal notices to 8 brands of sports bras and 6 brands of athletic shirts after testing shows the clothing could expose ...
Welcome to Chokeland: East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward

Welcome to Chokeland: East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward

After Two Years of Illegal Diesel Exhaust Exposure From Cannabis Grow Facility, East Oakland Community Gathers to Create Path Forward ...
California Department of Cannabis Control Investigates Illegal Diesel Engine Generators Operated By Green Sage

California Department of Cannabis Control Investigates Illegal Diesel Engine Generators Operated By Green Sage

Yesterday, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) sent officials to investigate the cannabis cultivation growers at Green Sage in East Oakland, California. ...
EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund to Protect People’s Health

EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund to Protect People’s Health

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a significant action to protect people and communities from the health risks posed by certain PFAS, also ...
Groups Support Genx Health Advisory By Moving To Intervene In Chemours Case Against EPA

Groups Support Genx Health Advisory By Moving To Intervene In Chemours Case Against EPA

A coalition of community, public health, and environmental justice groups and Southeastern North Carolina residents has moved to intervene in a legal challenge by chemical ...
North Carolina Communities Ask Court to Reject EPA Move To Thwart Suit to Compel Agency to Require Health Testing By Chemours

North Carolina Communities Ask Court to Reject EPA Move To Thwart Suit to Compel Agency to Require Health Testing By Chemours

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups filed a brief in federal court strongly opposing EPA’s motion to throw out their lawsuit to ...
Oakland Groups Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Diesel Pollution from Cannabis Growing Facility in East Oakland

Oakland Groups Take Legal Action to Stop Toxic Diesel Pollution from Cannabis Growing Facility in East Oakland

Today nonprofit organizations Environmental Democracy Project and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) joined with a resident group called the Oakland Cannery Collective to take ...
North Carolina Groups Oppose EPA Effort To Block Suit Requiring Health Testing By Chemours

North Carolina Groups Oppose EPA Effort To Block Suit Requiring Health Testing By Chemours

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups announced that they will strongly oppose EPA’s motion to throw out their lawsuit to order the ...
Lawsuit Against EPA on PFAS Testing Petition Moves Forward in North Carolina Federal Court

Lawsuit Against EPA on PFAS Testing Petition Moves Forward in North Carolina Federal Court

Today six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups announced that their lawsuit against the EPA is moving forward in the Federal District Court for ...
Lawsuit Filed to Compel EPA to Enforce Smog-Reduction Measures in Los Angeles, Sacramento, New Hampshire

Lawsuit Filed to Compel EPA to Enforce Smog-Reduction Measures in Los Angeles, Sacramento, New Hampshire

Environmental and public-health groups filed a lawsuit today against the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that Los Angeles, Sacramento and New Hampshire have effective plans ...
FDA Allows Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates in Food Packaging

FDA Allows Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates in Food Packaging

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today denied petitions submitted by health and environmental advocates in 2016 to ban phthalates from food packaging and food ...
North Carolina Groups Oppose Chemours Attempt to Block EPA Scientific Findings on PFAS

North Carolina Groups Oppose Chemours Attempt to Block EPA Scientific Findings on PFAS

Today six public health and environmental groups committed to protecting at risk communities in Eastern North Carolina wrote to the EPA to strongly oppose Chemours’ ...
Groundbreaking Report Reveals Vinyl Flooring’s ‘Dirty Climate Secret’

Groundbreaking Report Reveals Vinyl Flooring’s ‘Dirty Climate Secret’

A new report by the Center for Environmental Health uncovers the true carbon footprint of vinyl flooring made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), sometimes called “luxury ...