With no action at the federal level, effort to restrict lindane moves to the states
November 29, 2012
Despite decades of scientific evidence and bans in California and other countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week (Nov. 27) that it will allow the continued use of a neurotoxic pesticide in shampoos and lotions used predominantly on children.
For more information, contact: Alexis Blizman, 734-369-9281, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech cites support for renewable energy standards
November 28, 2012
Environmental groups including the Ecology Center welcomed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s pledge that “we must make sure our energy choices always recognize our responsibility to protect Michigan’s environment.”
For more information, contact: Terry Gallagher, 734-369-9267, email@example.com
Thirty-six phones tested for lead, mercury, hazardous flame retardants and more
October 3, 2012
Tests of 36 different cell phones, including the recently released iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, found that each of them contained at least one of these hazardous chemicals: lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury and cadmium.
For more information, contact: Jeff Gearhart, 723-369-9276 Shayna Samuels, 718-541-4785 Glenn Turner, 917-817-3396
Electric vehicles on parade from Saline to Ann Arbor
September 12, 2012
Local drivers will get a chance to kick the tires of the
automotive future in Saline and Ann Arbor on Sunday Sept. 23 at
local events being held in conjunction with the celebration of National Plug-In Day.
For more information, contact: Terry Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-369-9267; or Bruce Westlake, Michigan Electric Auto Association, www.michiganeaa.org
Chicago Tribune series prompts call for safer products in health care facilities
July 30, 2012
Tracey Easthope, environmental health director at the Ecology Center, is among the national leaders calling on manufacturers to make sure the interior furnishings they supply to hospitals are free of halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) when there are safer alternatives.
For more information, contact:
Tracey Easthope, Environmental Health Director, email@example.com
Study shows electric vehicles don't get a (tax-) free ride
May 29, 2012
In some states around the country, legislators have responded to the declining revenues from gas taxes by calling for a special tax on electric vehicles, an approach that the Ecology Center’s Charles Griffith describes as “shortsighted.”
For more information, contact: Terry Gallagher; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-369-9267
Moms, nurses, and families touched by cancer highlight science showing early origins of disease from toxic chemicals
May 22, 2012
Today a group of Michigan moms joined hundreds of people from across the country to demand action on toxic chemicals. The group rallied in support of Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D-NJ) Safe Chemicals Act, a bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the antiquated law governing industrial chemicals.
For more information, contact:
Rebecca Meuninck, 734-369-9278, email@example.com
May 9-11 meetings focus on alternative chemicals and manufacturing processes
May 4, 2012
Representatives of more than 40 leading national and global companies will be meeting in Ann Arbor from May 9-11 to discuss how they can do more to reduce exposure to toxics and other chemical hazards among both their workers and their consumers.
For more information, contact: Terry Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-369-9267