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The Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It works at the local, state and national levels on environmental justice, health, waste, and community issues.

October 10, 2016
Press Release
A coalition of health and environmental groups is calling on Michigan policymakers to end lead poisoning in Michigan. Lead abatement is sound economic investment and a critical public health step for Michigan’s future.
Gardeners Beware Report: Why are bee-friendly plants harming our bees?
August 15, 2016
Press Release
A new report reveals bee-killing pesticides in bee-friendly garden plants sold at top retail chains, including in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Garden Hose
June 17, 2016
Press Release
High levels of toxic lead and phthalate chemicals are still present in many garden and yard water hoses today, according to researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center. The new research also discovered that half of the vinyl (PVC) hoses tested contained electronic waste (e
May 3, 2016
Press Release
New report reveals toxic phthalates “everywhere.” Used in products from 3M, Hallmark Cards, The Gap, Sherwin-Williams Company, True Value, and More
Buyer Beware report cover image
March 22, 2016
Press Release
Two out of three food cans tested have toxic BPA in the linings, new report says. Nearly 200 cans analyzed from Campbell’s, Del Monte, General Mills, Kroger, Albertsons and more.
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