Topics: Lead

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 For the first time in years, Congress is seriously discussing a proposal to reform our country’s outdated chemical safety rules.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 [...]

Urge Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act 2013!

From lead in toys to BPA in food cans to flame retardants in furniture, families should no longer be exposed to harmful chemicals, without our knowledge or consent. The Safe Chemicals Act 2013 would protect families across the country from these toxic exposures. Please take action to urge your Senator to support our health by [...]

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 [...]

Sharing a Toxic-Free Gift Guide with my loved ones

While many are struggling to fill stockings on time and get their houses to optimum holiday glow, the Center for Environmental Health is working on making sure everyone has the safest, toxic-free holiday they can. CEH recently released “Buying Naughty or Nice: A Toxic-Free Gift Guide to the Holidays,” to help parents and families everywhere [...]

This Holiday Season: Buying Naughty or Nice

The holidays can be stressful, especially for those of us who are aware of all the harmful chemicals in too many products on the store shelves today. Sometimes I just want to look for gifts for my loved ones without having to wonder what dangerous toxins might be lurking in every product. I also know [...]

Justice Fund Stories: Democracy in Action with Union de Vecinos

Water justice is beyond the science of contamination and clean up, it is about democracy. For the members of Union de Vecinos, this truth has mobilized and empowered their struggle for clean, healthy water for the city of Maywood, a small, working-class community in southeast Los Angeles County. For years whenever residents and members of [...]

Skip the Shopping and Do Something! Join Buy Nothing Black Friday

We’re thankful for many things around this time of year, but getting trampled at a big box store in order to snag a bit of discount on stuff (often times, pretty toxic stuff), is not one of them. That’s why we’re participating in Buy Nothing Black Friday. Watch this video from our friends at The [...]

Sharing the Story of CEH at SF Green Festival

Last weekend, CEH joined the ranks of inspiring eco-friendly organizations and companies at another successful SF Green Festival. Check out photos and quotes from CEH at SF Green Festival! “I personally had two favorite types of festival-goers,” CEH staffer Erica Petrofsky reflected.  “One type was the existing CEH supporter: people who came up to our [...]

Lead in Cosmetics and Folk Remedies

How could a toxic metal possibly infiltrate an infant’s blood so quickly? One would think through diet or living environment – not cosmetics. In some cultures, makeup is applied to young children as a form of remedy or tradition. Recently, a Massachusetts doctor discovered lead poisoning in an infant whose parents had applied “tiro,” a lead-based [...]

WATCH: You Found WHAT In My Purse?

The ABC Cincinnati I-Team came to the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) to talk to us about our discovery of high levels of lead in purses.  We told them about the health implications these purses hold, not only for the women who carry them, but for the kids who may like to play with their [...]