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Historic Toxic Chemical Ban Passes California Legislature

Sacramento, CA August 30, 2018 – The California Legislature passed a landmark bill last night that would protect the health of consumers, workers, families, firefighters, and our natural environment by prohibiting the sale of upholstered furniture, certain children’s products, and mattress foam that contain toxic flame retardants. For decades, flame retardants have been needlessly used […]

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Sen. Udall, CEH, and Others Join Citizens From Across U.S. to Denounce EPA Delay on TCE Bans

WASHINGTON, DC August 1, 2018 – Today, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Center for Environmental Health (CEH), and a broad coalition of environmental and public health organizations are joining Americans adversely impacted by the industrial solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carry out proposed bans on high-risk uses of the […]

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Fracking Chemicals Linked to Neurodevelopmental Health Impacts

Oakland, Calif. October 25, 2017 – A new article released online today in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health shows that substances widely used in unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) development and operations have been linked to impaired brain function in infants, children, and young adults. These impairments include learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, […]

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New Report Finds Toxic Chemicals in Oil Wastewater Used on California Crops

Oakland, Calif. October 4, 2016 – A report released today analyzing chemicals used in California oilfields sheds new light on risks to food and wildlife from oil and gas wastewater that is used for irrigation. The report, written by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of the […]