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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 ...
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... ...