Monthly Archives: May 2012

Greenwash of the Month: The High Price of Spring Cleaning

Believe it or not, there are many risks that can come with cleaning your home.  Cancer-causing chemicals or fumes from cleaning products are released into the air, affecting indoor air quality, and accidental spills can cause serious skin rashes or burns. Last month, CEH pushed for the enforcement of a 40-year old New York state [...]

Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Trouble

In Born With a Junk Food Deficiency, Martha Rosenberg takes on many of the outrageous practices of the pharmaceutical and food industries. With scandalous food and drug safety lapses in the news nearly every day, it might seem impossible to expose anything very startling, yet as each new disturbing chapter unfolds, Rosenberg gets deeper into [...]

Demand Toxic-Free Baby Products!

What are pounds of toxic flame retardants doing in baby nap mats, breast feeding pillows, crib mattresses and furniture? CEH found toxic chemical flame retardants in these items and has taken legal action to get these harmful chemicals out of ALL baby products! Take Action NOW!

How to Host a Toxies Viewing Party in Style!

Want to watch the Toxies, but don’t live anywhere near Los Angeles?  Don’t worry, you can still get in on the action by hosting a Toxies Viewing Party at home with friends and family! Already, dozens of Toxies fans across the country have signed up to host viewing parties in their own communities–from Minnesota to [...]

Tomorrow: National Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals!

CEH is getting active in D.C.!  Tomorrow, CEH and many of our supporters and allies will be marching on the capitol in the National Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals! Here at CEH, we’re tired of being exposed to toxic chemicals in the products we buy, the air we breathe, and water we drink – just [...]

The Toxic Turf Times, Vol. 2

Thanks for picking up Volume 2 of the compelling story of CEH’s quest to end the threat of lead exposure for anyone who plays on artificial turf.  In case you missed Volume 1, Iron Man teamed up with Captain America and Thor to save the Hulk from his aggressive behavior (one of the many symptoms [...]

CDC Makes Welcome Decision to Protect Kids from Lead Poisoning!

The leading public health agency of the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just made a welcome decision to protect children from lead poisoning. Responding to a decades-long effort by health advocates and physicians, the CDC says it will change its definition of what constitutes an elevated level of lead in [...]

Stand in Solidarity with Sofia Gatica

Sofia Gatica, this year’s recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for South & Central America, is fighting the battle of her life in Argentina against some of the most powerful forces imaginable: corporate greed and desperate poverty. Sofia’s village of Ituzaingó is at heart of soy country, surrounded by soy plantations saturated with toxic pesticides [...]

Flaming Mad About Chemical Industry Lies

CEH staff members have been consistently working on the problems surrounding flame retardants for the past 5 years.  We have uncovered and exposed many of the lies and deceptions that the chemical industry has perpetuated, but never in my wildest dreams, could I have imagined that the Chicago Tribune would issue a four-part investigative report [...]

Homemade Beauty Products for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, instead of giving dear mom any number of gifts that may contain harmful toxic chemicals, such as flowers sprayed with pesticides, a fashionable brightly colored purse that is laced with lead, or even a singing card from Hallmark, celebrate your love for her in a way that doesn’t threaten her health or [...]