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Groundbreaking Certification Eliminates Waste and Shifts the Food Service Market to Reusables

Groundbreaking Certification Eliminates Waste and Shifts the Food Service Market to Reusables

Today, nonprofit organizations CEH and CPA unveiled a new certification program that eliminates toxic chemicals and waste created by single-use foodware materials. ...
North Carolina Groups File Opening Brief in Continuing Battle to Require Vital Health Studies on Effects of Exposure to Chemours PFAS

North Carolina Groups File Opening Brief in Continuing Battle to Require Vital Health Studies on Effects of Exposure to Chemours PFAS

Today, groups took a critical step in their three year battle to compel the EPA to require health studies to determine the effects on communities ...
Regina G. Jackson Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award

Regina G. Jackson Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award

Today Regina G. Jackson, Interim CEO of the Center for Environmental Health, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her prestigious career and ...
Bipartisan Letter Calls on EPA to Rigorously Assess PFAS Risks Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

Bipartisan Letter Calls on EPA to Rigorously Assess PFAS Risks Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

The bipartisan group of lawmakers called for increased transparency regarding how the EPA plans to consider PFAS Significant New Use Notices under the Toxic Substances ...
FDA Issues ‘Disappointing’ Decision Denying Petition to Ban Phthalates in Food

FDA Issues ‘Disappointing’ Decision Denying Petition to Ban Phthalates in Food

With its decision the FDA has failed to protect the public by continuing to allow these harmful chemicals in food-contact materials - people deserve the ...
Lawsuit Launched Challenging EPA’s Failure to Address Dangerous Nitrogen Air Pollution

Lawsuit Launched Challenging EPA’s Failure to Address Dangerous Nitrogen Air Pollution

On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and Center for Environmental Health, I am writing to provide you with notice that we ...
PEER and CEH Ask Court to Immediately Stop Unlawful PFAS Formation

PEER and CEH Ask Court to Immediately Stop Unlawful PFAS Formation

PEER and CEH announced today that they have filed a motion for summary judgment and issuance of an injunction in their case against Inhance in ...
CEH Takes Legal Action Against Five Metal Plating Facilities Discharging High Levels of PFAS Chemicals into the Environment in LA County

CEH Takes Legal Action Against Five Metal Plating Facilities Discharging High Levels of PFAS Chemicals into the Environment in LA County

Nonprofit organization the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent legal notices to five metal plating facilities in Los Angeles County today after discovering that these ...

EPA MUST Remove PFAS from Plastic Containers

PEER and CEH today submitted extensive comments to the U.S. EPA demonstrating serious health risks from Inhance Technologies’ unlawful manufacture of PFAS during its fluorination ...
DOJ Falls Short on Protecting the Public from Unsafe Exposure to PFAS Chemicals

DOJ Falls Short on Protecting the Public from Unsafe Exposure to PFAS Chemicals

Today CEH and PEER expressed concerns that a recent court filing by DOJ and EPA will allow Inhance Technologies to continue to generate toxic PFAS ...
‘Astronomical’ Levels of PFAS Chemicals Discharged into Drinking Water Sources from Two Bay Area Facilities

‘Astronomical’ Levels of PFAS Chemicals Discharged into Drinking Water Sources from Two Bay Area Facilities

Today, CEH sent legal notices to two Bay Area metal-plating facilities today after discovering that these companies discharged toxic PFAS chemicals into known sources of ...
New Report on PVC and Plastics Calls Out Industry’s ‘Hubris’

New Report on PVC and Plastics Calls Out Industry’s ‘Hubris’

Tackling the global issue of the overwhelming volume of plastic waste and the adverse health impacts from plastic pipes in water systems, CEH released an ...
North Carolina Communities File Appeal of Judge’s ‘Misguided’ Decision to Dismiss Lawsuit Compelling EPA to Require Health Testing By Chemours

North Carolina Communities File Appeal of Judge’s ‘Misguided’ Decision to Dismiss Lawsuit Compelling EPA to Require Health Testing By Chemours

Advocates vow to continue the fight to compel EPA to require Chemours to conduct essential studies on health impacts of four decades of PFAS pollution ...
EPA Needs A Transparent Public Process For Inhance PFAS SNUNS

EPA Needs A Transparent Public Process For Inhance PFAS SNUNS

The U.S. EPA is conducting a seriously flawed public comment process in its review of dangerous PFAS found in plastic containers. ...
Testing Finds High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Urban Outfitters Jewelry

Testing Finds High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Urban Outfitters Jewelry

Oakland, CA - New testing by the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of toxic lead and cadmium in six fashion accessories, ...