Monthly Archives: February 2012

Californians Tell New Pesticide Chief: Say No to Methyl Iodide

Last week, advocates from the Pesticide Action Network brought petitions with more than 60,000 signatures to the desk Brian Leahy, California’s new Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation, calling on him to rescind approval of the highly toxic strawberry pesticide methyl iodide. Research has linked methyl iodide to cancer, miscarriages, and groundwater contamination, yet [...]

Stand Up for GMO Food Labels!

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Our Right to Know: GMO Food Labeling

Earlier this month, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio circulated a letter to their House and Senate colleagues, calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require labels on genetically modified (GMO) food. The letter is open for Senators and Representatives to add their names for just a few more days, so it [...]

Rallying to Stop iSweatshops

Apple built an empire around its sleek, shiny, height-of-cool brand. But that glossy image has been marred following recent media attention on Apple’s involvement with the Foxconn factory in Shenzen, China, where investigations have revealed the dark truth of where our iStuff comes from. CEH stood alongside nearly 40 students, outraged Apple customers, and representatives [...]

The Toxic Shell Game

By Michael Green, CEH Executive Director- Crossposted from Huffington Post My three-year-old daughter Juliette and I have a standing argument. When she wants a sippy cup, I hand her my all-stainless steel, unlined hard-topped mug. But she wants her pink plastic sippy cup, the one with the squishy plastic shell and flexible plastic straw. She [...]

NPR Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

Are you still scratching your head about what TSCA reform is and why it’s important? Wondering how scientists determine the health effects of chemicals like PERC or perfluorinated compounds? Give a listen to this Living On Earth segment featuring Richard Denison. He does a fantastic job of explaining both the science and the politics in [...]

Campaign for an Ethical iPhone

                          We’ve known for a long time that there are serious problems in the electronics supply chain of Apple and the other electronics companies.   However, there have been two major developments that point to increased hope for change in the industry right now. [...]

Don’t Stop the Linsanity (but please stop these other insanities)

As a basketball fan who grew up rooting for the Knicks of Willis Reed, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, and soon-to-be Senator Bill Bradley, it’s been fun witnessing the emergence of Jeremy Lin. Coming out of nowhere to star in the NBA is a rare accomplishment, but sadly there are emerging threats to our health all too [...]

Supporter Spotlight: Daniel Solomon

(Pictured at right after his role as one of 41 people, including DC Mayor Vincent Gray, who were arrested following their protest calling for DC federal representation.) Daniel Solomon has been a longtime supporter of CEH and is a tenacious supporter of countless causes, including many in his home city of Washington D.C. The concept [...]

Honey Love

I love honey. A little honey on a bowl of oatmeal is just about a perfect breakfast as far as I’m concerned. And a little honey on pancakes is just as good. If you’re like me, when you think about honey you think about beehives surrounded by flowers and industrious bees bringing their loads of [...]