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

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

AB 1200 will also require disclosure for use of toxic chemicals in cookware  SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers have approved legislation to ban the use of the “forever ...
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 ...
Chevron Phillips Chemical Imported 24 Chemicals Without Reporting to EPA

Chevron Phillips Chemical Imported 24 Chemicals Without Reporting to EPA

Today, nonprofit organization Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CPChem), a major US chemical producer and petrochemical company, has imported ...
CEH Takes Legal Action Against Three Chemical Importers

CEH Takes Legal Action Against Three Chemical Importers

Pollution watchdog Center for Environmental Health announced today that, following an investigation, it is taking legal action against three chemical importers who failed to meet ...
Chevron Phillips Chemical Fails to Report Massive Imports of Benzene and Dangerous Chemicals to EPA

Chevron Phillips Chemical Fails to Report Massive Imports of Benzene and Dangerous Chemicals to EPA

Pollution watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CPC), a major US chemical producer and petrochemical company, committed several ...
Toxic Fitness: New Testing Finds Toxic Chemical in Popular Latex Workout Bands

Toxic Fitness: New Testing Finds Toxic Chemical in Popular Latex Workout Bands

Testing by the CEH has found cancer-causing nitrosamines, NDEA, and NDMA in latex workout bands sold by major national brands, including Adidas, Amazon Basics... ...
Scientists and North Carolina Co-Petitioners Implore EPA’s Regan to Act on PFAS

Scientists and North Carolina Co-Petitioners Implore EPA’s Regan to Act on PFAS

Today, 67 of the nation’s leading PFAS science experts submitted a letter to the newly-confirmed EPA Administrator Michael Regan calling on him to institute a ...
NC Advocates Ask Biden EPA to Reverse Trump’s Denial of PFAS Petition

NC Advocates Ask Biden EPA to Reverse Trump’s Denial of PFAS Petition

Today, six public health and environmental justice organizations— Center for Environmental Health, Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, NC Black Alliance, Democracy Green and ...
CEH data on toxic PFAS chemicals in foodware instantly available to online shoppers with Clearya

CEH data on toxic PFAS chemicals in foodware instantly available to online shoppers with Clearya

Toxic chemical watchdog Center for Environmental Health is announcing a partnership with the Google Chrome extension and mobile app Clearya to help consumers make healthier ...
Heavy Metal Contamination in Baby Food is the Latest Failure by Federal Regulators to Protect Families

Heavy Metal Contamination in Baby Food is the Latest Failure by Federal Regulators to Protect Families

During a hearing yesterday, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced that it found that ingredients in many baby foods ...
EPA turned a blind eye to carcinogen in drinking water

EPA turned a blind eye to carcinogen in drinking water

Today, CEH and six public health and environmental justice groups in Eastern North Carolina filed a petition seeking judicial review of the inadequate and negligent ...
Lawsuit Launched to Fight Trump EPA’s Delay in Reducing Air Pollution

Lawsuit Launched to Fight Trump EPA’s Delay in Reducing Air Pollution

Two conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to require adequate pollution controls ...
Trump Administration Ignores PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Threat

Trump Administration Ignores PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Threat

Today, six public health and environmental justice organizations in Eastern North Carolina expressed their deep disappointment and concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial ...
Petition: EPA Must Hold Chemours Accountable for PFAS “Forever Chemical” Contamination in Cape Fear

Petition: EPA Must Hold Chemours Accountable for PFAS “Forever Chemical” Contamination in Cape Fear

Today, six public health and environmental justice organizations— CEH, Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, NC Black Alliance, Democracy Green and Toxic Free NC— ...