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'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 »

March Badness! How toxic is your university fan gear?

It’s March and if you live in a college town like I do, that means one thing… MARCH MADNESS!!! This season, HealthyStuff.org is taking a look into the hazardous chemicals in our favorite University Themed products. Read More »

Our Toxic Stuff Event

What's the connection between our health and our stuff, like our furniture, electronics, and children's products? Many of our everyday products contain formaldehyde, toxic flame retardants, and other chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and cognitive impairments. Read More »

Green Cosmetics Seminar

April 10th: Cosmetic companies do not have to prove their body care products are safe before they reach store shelves. Indeed many body care products in the U.S. contain chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health concerns. Find out what to look for on the label and how to avoid the top 5 most prevalent and hazardous chemicals. Read More »

Fellowship program aims to develop environmental health leaders and advocates

A Health Leaders Fellowship program to be launched later this year has been designed to help health professionals interested in preventing disease and improving health in their communities by supplying them with the training they need to become more influential advocates in their institutions and in the public policy sphere. Read More »

Toxic chemicals found in some of this year's hottest electronic tablets for kids

Lead, PVC, and hazardous flame retardants have been found in some of the most popular electronic tablets for children, according to a new study released by HealthyStuff.org, a project of the Ecology Center. Read More »

Playing on poison? Children’s furniture contains toxic flame retardants

Harmful flame-retardant chemicals were found in 38 out of 42 pieces of children’s furniture in a national study that included products from three Michigan homes. Read More »

Michigan coalition puts toxic chemical reform top on Congress’s to-do list

WASHINGTON DC --- A coalition of environmental and public health advocates are meeting with members of Michigan’s congressional delegation today to call for much-needed updates to federal chemical safety laws, which have not changed in almost 40 years. Advocates hail from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, the Ecology Center, Moms Clean Air Force, C.S. Read More »

Our Toxic Stuff in Grosse Pointe

Toys and other products your child comes in contact with everyday may contain hazardous ingredients. Come join LocalMotionGreen with the Ecology Center for a lecture on the vulnerabilities of children and how to minimize their exposures to harmful chemicals, hosted by the Moms of Preschoolers. Read More »

'The Human Experiment' documents toll of toxic chemicals

Jennifer Canvasser knows that stories of personal struggles are powerful. That’s one reason why Canvasser, environmental health organizer at the Ecology Center, allowed her own heart-breaking story to be told in a new documentary film, The Human Experiment. Read More »