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Victory: EPA Commits to Regulating Lead in Aviation Gasoline

Victory: EPA Commits to Regulating Lead in Aviation Gasoline

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will take the necessary steps to regulate lead pollution from aircrafts, the largest source of lead emissions ...
Biden EPA Fails to Protect North Carolina Communities and Hold Chemours Accountable for Massive PFAS Pollution

Biden EPA Fails to Protect North Carolina Communities and Hold Chemours Accountable for Massive PFAS Pollution

While claiming to “grant” their petition, the EPA uses smoke and mirrors strategy to camouflage failure to require essential studies to understand the health impacts ...
Clearya and GreenScreen Certified™ Team Up to Shift Market Away From Toxic Chemicals in Foodware

Clearya and GreenScreen Certified™ Team Up to Shift Market Away From Toxic Chemicals in Foodware

OAKLAND, CA – Today nonprofit organizations Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Clean Production Action (CPA) announced a partnership with the Google Chrome extension and ...
Groups Sue to Force FDA Decision on Petitions to Ban Phthalates in Food

Groups Sue to Force FDA Decision on Petitions to Ban Phthalates in Food

Today, health advocates represented by Earthjustice sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in federal court to compel long overdue action on petitions the advocates filed in 2016 ...
Pacbell to Remove Toxic Underwater Cable from Lake Tahoe’s Waters

Pacbell to Remove Toxic Underwater Cable from Lake Tahoe’s Waters

AT&T’s PacBell subsidiary will pull eight miles of decrepit telephone cable out of Lake Tahoe, where it has been leaching toxic lead into the lake’s ...
First-of-Its-Kind Certification Eliminates Harmful PFAS in Foodware and Shifts Market to Preferred Alternatives

First-of-Its-Kind Certification Eliminates Harmful PFAS in Foodware and Shifts Market to Preferred Alternatives

Today, nonprofit organizations Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Clean Production Action (CPA) unveiled the GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Food Service Ware. ...
North Carolina Groups Call on EPA Administrator Regan to ‘Protect Our Communities’ and Grant PFAS Testing Petition

North Carolina Groups Call on EPA Administrator Regan to ‘Protect Our Communities’ and Grant PFAS Testing Petition

North Carolina community groups today wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan seeking his assurance  that EPA will live up to  his commitment to ...
North Carolina Groups Call on EPA to Address Needs of Impacted Cape Fear Communities by Granting PFAS Testing Petition

North Carolina Groups Call on EPA to Address Needs of Impacted Cape Fear Communities by Granting PFAS Testing Petition

North Carolina community groups today responded to the PFAS Strategic Roadmap announced by EPA today to address harmful pollution from PFAS chemicals for the next ...
‘Public Health Victory,’ EPA to Address Deadly Legacy Asbestos

‘Public Health Victory,’ EPA to Address Deadly Legacy Asbestos

“This is a public health victory. Millions of people have suffered from lung damage due to asbestos exposure, even as we continue to confront a ...
New CA Law Will Protect Residents From Toxic PFAS Chemicals

New CA Law Will Protect Residents From Toxic PFAS Chemicals

California Governor Newsom’s signature today put in place a new law authored by Assembly Member Ting that bans PFAS in paper-based food packaging, requires disclosure of ...
New Testing Shows BPA Could Be Leaching Into Our Skin From Socks

New Testing Shows BPA Could Be Leaching Into Our Skin From Socks

Studies have shown that BPA can be absorbed through your skin and end up in the bloodstream after handling receipt paper for seconds or a ...
North Carolina Groups Announce EPA Will Act On PFAS Testing Petition Within 90 Days

North Carolina Groups Announce EPA Will Act On PFAS Testing Petition Within 90 Days

Six North Carolina public health and environmental justice groups announced today that EPA has committed to a decision within 90 days on the group’s October ...
California Leaders Approve Bill to Ban PFAS in Paper-Based Food Packaging

California Leaders Approve Bill to Ban PFAS in Paper-Based Food Packaging

California lawmakers have approved legislation to ban the use of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in paper-based food packaging and to require disclosure of ...
New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Socks

New Testing Shows High Levels of BPA in Socks

OAKLAND, CA - The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent legal notices to 42 companies today after extensive testing showed BPA in baby, children’s, and ...
Groups Ask EPA to Regulate Lead Pollution Around Nation’s Airports

Groups Ask EPA to Regulate Lead Pollution Around Nation’s Airports

Today, community groups from across the country represented by Earthjustice, together with the county of Santa Clara in California, filed a petition calling on the ...