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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.
September 28, 2016
News
Coal tar sealants cover a vast majority of driveways, parking lots and playgrounds. They are meant to extend the life of the asphalt underneath. Unfortunately, these sealants contain a hazardous chemical that is a known carcinogen.
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 24, 2016
News
What about the many other toxic chemicals we hear about every day entering our bodies from our environment? Medical associations and researchers agree: the benefits of breastfeeding are so vitally important that they outweigh potential risks from environmental toxics.
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
April 19, 2016
News
Participate in our upcoming study looking for toxic chemicals hiding in our pet's food packaging.
March 28, 2016
News
Decorations, costumes, accessories, toys, school supplies, kitchen items, garden tools, apparel, floor tiles, and more, the Ecology Center sampled more than 1,500 of these products for a recently published, peer-reviewed study and uncovered startling results.
March 24, 2016
News
Ecology Centered teamed up with organizations across the country and into Canada to study the linings of canned foods. Looking for evidence of which manufacturers were still using BPA in can lining process and if not, what substitutes were being used. The results were alarming.
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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