Topics: Environmental Justice

Truth to Power on Chemical Safety: Update

Yesterday was a big day in chemical safety law reform. A Senate Committee held the first hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). For the first time in years, Congress is seriously discussing a proposal to reform our country’s outdated chemical safety rules. The hearing was well attended by Senators and staffers from across [...]

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.

Help Minnesota Mom Get Pesticide Spray Out of Her City’s Parks!

In cities and towns across the country pesticide-free parks provide healthy and good-looking places for families, kids, and pets to play. There are almost 100 parks without pesticide spray in the Pacific Northwest and there are many more in other parts of the country. You can help Andrea Stish, in Rochester, Minnesota, to get pesticide free parks [...]

Deadline TODAY: Protect Children and Families from BPA!

It’s past time for California to require labels on products with BPA. We have just until 5pm on Wednesday April 10th to take action! Join actress and mom Amy Brenneman in calling for BPA labeling!

Firefighters and Flame-Retardant Chemicals

Crossposted from Huffington Post Tony Stefani is an American hero. Not just because of his 28 years of service as a captain with the San Francisco Fire Department. Not just because he’s a cancer survivor who started a non-profit to prevent cancer among firefighters. All of that would make him hero enough, but not enough [...]

New Yorkers: Support the Fracking Moratorium!

Last week, New York Assembly Democrats approved a two-year fracking moratorium. They believe, like us, that the health effects of hydrofracking should be studied before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can approve moving forward with fracking in the state. Now, it’s your chance to support this groundbreaking legislation. Parents and families everywhere must voice their [...]

Moving to Safety First, for Our Children’s Health

Crossposted from Huffington Post When is a flame retardant not a flame retardant? When it is no more effective in retarding flames than, well, nothing. Since fire safety experts and government studies say that chemical flame retardants as they are used in many products are not effective, maybe we should stop calling them flame retardants. Recently nonprofits from seven [...]

CEH Report on Flame Retardants in Nap Mats Prompts Call for EPA Study

Great news: CEH’s report on toxic flame retardants in nap mats has spurred Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and 22 other Senators to call for an EPA study into flame retardant chemical dangers. Please show your support of the Senators’ call for an EPA study by asking your representatives on the Environment and Public Works committee [...]

With Liberty and Healthy Environments for All

Most Americans are taught in grade school about the Declaration of Independence and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But even those elitist Americans with a college education don’t learn anything about the concept of a human right to a healthy environment. So it is not surprising when news headlines completely overlook an [...]

CEH In New York: Protecting the Public from Fracking Chemicals

Last week, I presented testimony to a New York State Assembly Committee hearing on the state’s proposed new rules for fracking – rules that we consider woefully inadequate to protect New Yorkers from the real health and environmental risks from fracking and fracking chemicals. I gave testimony as part of a panel of experts that [...]