Topics: Toxins in Jewelry

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 [...]

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 For the first time in years, Congress is seriously discussing a proposal to reform our country’s outdated chemical safety rules.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

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 [...]

Is Toxic the New Black?

The fashion industry seems to think that toxic is the shade of the season, with new evidence of toxic clothes to match toxic purses and toxic jewelry. Greenpeace has recently released a report that uncovers the use of a cocktail of toxic chemicals in clothing by 20 major fashion brands, including Calvin Klein, Armani, Victoria’s [...]

Cadmium in Jewelry Gets Headlines Again

“Feds muff kid cadmium in jewelry crackdown” — Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Bureaucratic inertia, too much acceptance of industry claims, a small budget, and a small staff of inspectors combine to make the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s efforts to remove toxic cadmium-containing jewelry from store shelves less than effective. So says the Associated Press, that has just [...]

I Know What You Did Last Summer….at CEH

On Monday, September 10th, CEH and hundreds of our friends celebrated our 16th anniversary and 16 years of environmental health accomplishments with a gala at the beautiful Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.  If you missed the event, we will have photos and videos of the event to share with you soon. For now, you can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brains & Beakers: Watch CEH at Oakland’s Youth Radio

Watch the video of CEH’s recent visit to Youth Radio, to demonstrate some of our work for their Brains and Beakers event.  Research Director Caroline Cox, along with Research Assistant Matt Nevins, showed students how they use an X-ray gun to test the chemical makeup — and safety — of fashion accessories and household items.

A Synthetic Satire: The Toxies 2011!

The second annual Toxies were a smash hit, with great interviews of all the bad actor nominees, and enough toxic glamour and glitz to light up all of Hollywood! Held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, the Toxies ceremony honored killer chemicals with all the style and grace a true awards show should have. [...]