Monthly Archives: May 2009

Could Pesticides Be Even Worse When it’s Warmer?

The Center for Environmental Health and five other groups – Sierra Club, NRDC, Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network – are urging the EPA take climate change into account when regulating pesticides. Scientists have long warned that changing climate conditions could affect the environmental and health threats from these toxic [...]

Lead in Wheel Weights: On the Road Out

When you go to gas up the car, you know you’re getting unleaded gas. But when you have your tires balanced, do you ask for lead-free wheel balancing weights? In California, CEH is co-sponsoring legislation to ban the use of lead-based wheel weights.

Not Just the Cheap Stuff: Jewelry from Saks, Other Retailers Tainted with Lead

You might think that a good way to avoid lead-tainted jewelry would be to buy a $200 necklace from a trusted name. But if you purchased the necklace pictured above from Saks Fifth Avenue, you would be wrong. Testing announced today by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of lead in several [...]

Ten Reasons NOT to Use Pesticides

Did you know that 300 million pounds of cancer-causing pesticides are used in the U.S. each year? Or that more than half of common fruit and vegetables are contaminated with one or more pesticides?