Sep 24, 2020Ruben DiazChemical Industry, Children's Health, Personal Stories
As the pandemic keeps us all physically apart, coming together virtually matters more than ever. Like many organizations, CEH has transformed our in-person events into online panels, virtual town halls, and other virtual events.
Aug 5, 2020Caroline CoxChildren's Health, Tips, Uncategorized
The coronavirus pandemic has made disinfectant sprays and wipes into everyday household needs. Like all of us, I want to keep myself and my family healthy. I know that phrase on the spray bottle, “Kills 99.9% of bacteria & viruses”, can give us all a sense of security and health.
May 7, 2020Ruben DiazAir, Children's Health, Environmental Justice, Food, Pesticide
During the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are spending a lot more time in our yards tending to our gardens. And why not? Most gardens give us an easy opportunity to socially distance, we’re spending days upon days at home anyway, and we literally get to see the fruits of our labor. Some are also opting to grow their food in an attempt to…
Apr 23, 2020Caitlin MoherChemical Industry, Fashion Products, Legal Action, Personal Stories, Products
Before COVID-19, my job at CEH consisted of visiting malls to buy products, which I brought back to CEH’s lab to test for illegal toxic chemicals using our X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) machine. Most often, I tested fashion accessories for lead, a chemical that causes neurological damage, reproductive harm, and cancer.
Apr 10, 2020Michael GreenChildren's Health, Laws & Regulations, Personal Stories, Vaping
As a nation, we are facing an epidemic where lung health is front and center. COVID-19 is exposing the underlying conditions that can make a seemingly healthy young person vulnerable to this ferocious disease. At CEH, we have been fighting for years against one...
Apr 2, 2020Ruben DiazChemical Industry, Children's Health, Environmental Justice, Laws & Regulations, Resistance, Uncategorized
Using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to reward their industry, polluter friends, the Trump Administration has now decided to stop EPA enforcement of environmental protection laws. Yes, you read that correctly. During one of the biggest health crises in modern...
Mar 27, 2020Ruben DiazChemical Industry, Environmental Justice, Resistance
It is absolutely unacceptable that the Trump administration is taking advantage of a global health crisis to eliminate basic protections from our most polluting industries. EPA enforcement of air and water quality standards are designed to protect us from cancer-causing chemicals.
Mar 26, 2020Caroline CoxChemical Industry, General Insights, Pesticide
You’ve probably heard advice about using disinfectants to clean door knobs, kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, etc. But have you wondered just what’s in those disinfectants and whether they are safe for your family? After all, disinfectants are pesticides....
Mar 23, 2020Michael GreenAir, Chemical Industry, Children's Health, Environmental Justice, Pesticide
We have never experienced a week like last week. My wife and I have been juggling working from home, living our lives through Zoom calls, and homeschooling our two children. We are all adjusting to new schedules and tight quarters—while balancing our anxiety of what’s...