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 For the first time in years, Congress is seriously discussing a proposal to reform our country’s outdated chemical safety rules.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

Amy Brenneman, Actress and Mom, Takes on BPA Labeling

Is BPA (bisphenol A) just one more acronym in the alphabet soup of chemical names that we all hear about from time to time? Well, yes it is. But it’s also one of the scarier parts of the alphabet soup. For starters, it’s one of the most widely used chemicals in the world – two [...]

Hillary Clinton: Say “No” to Strawberry Pesticide

Before she leaves office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has an opportunity to protect children and families from a harmful strawberry pesticide. You can take action today (petition link) to tell her to say no to more dangerous strawberry pesticides. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s largest and most prestigious organization of children’s [...]

Another Hall of Shame

Yesterday, for the first time since 1996, no players were chosen for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many first-time nominees, including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and several others were considered reputation-damaged, steroid-tainted players. In the run-up to the vote, the New York Times noted that this years’ scurrilous Hall of Shame nominees would [...]

A Dose of BITTER SEEDS

We have the opportunity to learn more about the impact of GMOs and be inspired by the anti-GMO movement in India, a country of over one billion people and a global agricultural hub. In fact, there are more farmers in India than any other country on our planet. But the situation for many Indian farmers [...]

EPA & Joe Chemical Move to Act on TSCA Reform

Be still my beating heart. The EPA is actually considering regulating chemicals under the law that was put in place in the 1970′s to regulate chemicals: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Most environmental lawyers don’t even bother looking at TSCA because they assume that it gives them nothing to work with in terms of actually [...]

Rallying to Stop iSweatshops

Apple built an empire around its sleek, shiny, height-of-cool brand. But that glossy image has been marred following recent media attention on Apple’s involvement with the Foxconn factory in Shenzen, China, where investigations have revealed the dark truth of where our iStuff comes from. CEH stood alongside nearly 40 students, outraged Apple customers, and representatives [...]

Take Part: November 10th is the National Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals!

Thursday, November 10th, is the second National Stroller Brigade Day of Action in support of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. Parents and kids across this country will don superhero capes with the goal of encouraging more Senate support for this important bill. The west coast version of the August stroller Brigade will be in [...]

Don’t Be Fooled: Voluntary EPA Program Fails Our Children

Thirteen years after initiating a program to protect children from the most harmful chemical hazards, a new report from the EPA’s Inspector General found that the agency’s “Voluntary Children’s Chemical Evaluation Program” has utterly and completely failed to achieve its health protection objectives. Developed by the EPA during the Clinton Administration, the program purported to help [...]