Topics: Pesticides

Toxic Chemicals Come Alive at The Toxies!

What if the nastiest chemicals found in your cleaning products, makeup, and even pesticide-laden foods came to life?  Well, they do, in this year’s 4th Annual Toxies web series. Not only do the most loathsome chemicals that wreak the most havoc come alive as wacky characters before your eyes, a journalist is there to find [...]

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.

The Secret Cost of Eating Cheap

Being a college student, I probably know best how draining a trip to the grocery store can be on the wallet. Between trying to buy organic and avoiding junk food, the cost of just two weeks’ worth of groceries can reach triple digits. Sometimes it’s tempting to fall back to the “college student diet” and [...]

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 [...]

I Won the Cancer “Lottery” and How it Changed My Life

By CEH Intern Lawrence Tsai How did you live your life during your early 20s?  What were your focuses?  Your significant other? School? Job? Figuring out ways to beat the beer chugging record at the local bar?  How about health? Like many young adults, health was hardly a priority for me.  I almost routinely ate [...]

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 [...]

Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps Down

Right now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), on behalf of strawberry agribusiness corporations, are asking Secretary of State Clinton and EPA Administrator Jackson to get more methyl bromide for California. Why? Because instead of coming up with safe, non-toxic alternatives to methyl bromide, industry’s favored alternative was another toxic pesticide called methyl [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]