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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 ...
Estée Lauder, MAC & Clinique Makeup Will Not Contain Toxic Chemical PFOA

Estée Lauder, MAC & Clinique Makeup Will Not Contain Toxic Chemical PFOA

Today, the environmental health watchdog, Center for Environmental Health (CEH), announced it has reached a legally binding, court-enforceable settlement with Estée Lauder and its subsidiaries, ...
Historic ‘Aliso Canyon’ Settlement Signed

Historic ‘Aliso Canyon’ Settlement Signed

The settlement will advance communities’ right to know 6 years after the largest toxic gas blowout in U.S. history. ...
North Carolina Groups Seek Justice In Federal  Court After EPA Fails to Hold Chemours Accountable for PFAS Pollution

North Carolina Groups Seek Justice In Federal Court After EPA Fails to Hold Chemours Accountable for PFAS Pollution

CONTACT: Emily DiFrisco, (510) 655-3900 x 307 emilyd@ceh.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 27, 2022 WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – Six North Carolina community and environmental justice groups ...
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 ...