Tag Archives: California

Another Toxic Pesticide On Your Strawberries?

The cancer-causing chemical chloropicrin is one of the most common pesticides used on strawberry farms. California has proposed new rules on the chemical, but the rules won’t adequately protect children and families. Urge California’s top pesticide regulator to create strong rules on this toxic strawberry pesticide to produce safe food for our families.

CEH’s California Voter Guide 2012 – Vote to Protect Your Family’s Health

If you haven’t seen it already, check out our California Voter Guide 2012! We’re pleased to launch our 2012  Voter Guide with our positions on all of the ballot initiatives that will effect the health of you and your family.  We want to help you get the information you need to be an informed and [...]

The Big Lie: Prop 37 and Lawsuits

People should have the information they need to choose whether or not they buy genetically modified (GMO) food, so it’s been disturbing to see the lies perpetrated by Monsanto and their anti-choice allies working against Prop 37, the California GMO Right-to-Know Ballot Initiative. Prop 37 would inform consumers with labels on genetically modified (GMO) food. [...]

From Dolly to Dinner: Your Right to Know

In California, voters have a chance next month to take a stand for our right to know when our food has been genetically modified, whether in plants or animals, by voting YES on Prop 37, the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. GMO foods are currently found in 70% of packaged foods in conventional [...]

Californians: Stop the Secret Spraying!

Remember the apple moth? The crazy days of apple moth eradication in 2007 may seem far away. Was it just a nightmare? Or did the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) really try to spray pesticides out of airplanes onto ten million people in an attempt to kill a nondescript brown moth? A moth [...]

Californians to the EPA – We Want Clean Air!

As the summer heat sets in, some may consider the air quality a passing concern, while for others it is an invisible cage on their daily activity: “I check the air quality rating every day now,” said one former college track athlete and lung cancer survivor, now a Sacramento trainer in his early thirties. His [...]

CA Recognizes Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Shampoos

California keeps a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive health problems. State scientists update the list as new studies emerge on chemicals, often chemicals found in common household products. Last week, California officially identified a chemical known as cocamide DEA as a cancer-causing chemical. What’s cocamide DEA? It sounds like coconut, right? [...]

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 [...]

Victory- Methyl Iodide Pulled from Use on Strawberry Crops!

“WOW!!! We did it!” Yesterday Arysta Life Sciences announced the “immediate suspension of product sales for all formulations of the fumigant MIDAS® in the United States.”  Midas is the brand name for methyl iodide, the hazardous pesticide that CEH and our allies have been fighting since California approved it last year for use on strawberry [...]

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 [...]