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Toxics Hide-N-Seek; Exposing Secret Ingredients in Kids' Food

Most of us know the importance of a healthy diet.  Yet, much of our food is highly processed or tainted by growth hormones, antibiotics, and even toxic chemicals. During this workshop, we'll explore toxic chemicals in our food system and their health effects.  We'll provide tips on how to reduce exposure and you'll leave with fun, easy, and delicious recipes. Read More »

Keep it Real this Holiday Season

Tips For Avoiding Toxics and Staying Green Read More »

Everyday Toxics & Our Health

An Environmental Health Chat sponsored by the Wayne State University's Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), A National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Funded Program. Read More »

The “Green” and Healthy Holiday Table

This Thanksgiving, approximately 278 million Americans will sit down with family or friends to enjoy a holiday meal. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes include cranberry sauce, green bean casseroles, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, and of course, turkey. In each of these special dishes, love--not unexpected chemicals--should be the only secret ingredient. Read More »

Our Toxic Stuff Event

We wil explore the chemicals in our everyday products, their health effects, and how you can reduce your exposures. Bring in any children's products, pet toys, or other household items to test for toxic chemicals. We'll have our portable X-Ray Fluorescence device on hand to test your items.  Read More »

Candidate Education 2014

The Ecology Center would like to congratulate all of Michigan’s Read More »

New Report Reveals the Dangers of Using Antibacterial Products

Do you look for the phrase “kills germs” on products? For some, this popular claim serves as an indicator of strength and effectiveness and the reason to choose one product over another. A recent report shows why “kills germs” on a label may actually be reason enough to leave that product on the shelf.   Read More »

New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of 'bee-friendly' plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

[DETROIT, MI]– Many “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a study released today by Friends of the Earth and allies, including the Ecology Center. The study can be downloaded at Read More »

Study finds lead-abatement a sound investment for Michigan

A coalition of health and environmental groups including the Ecology Center and the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, has called on the Snyder administration to recommit to lead abatement as a sound economic investment and a critical public health step for Michigan’s future. Read More »

'Wiki' to provide information about protecting children from environmental health hazards

Protecting children from environmental health hazards is the goal of a “wiki,” or database of research, authoritative reports, and relevant policy activity and recommendations that was recently launched by the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ecology Center. Read More »