Disrupted Development, Part One: Endocrine Disruptors and Our Health

Virtually ubiquitous and poorly understood, endocrine disruptors are a growing source of concern for toxicologists, regulators, environmentalists and consumer groups.

Published on February 14, 2012

Of Lice, Lindane, and Legislature

Bill Seeks to Protect Michigan Children from Dangerous Pesticide

Published on February 14, 2012

Seed swap helps gardeners scratch their itch

Can spring be far behind?

“This time of year, I'm just itching to do some gardening, which, in February in Michigan, pretty much means starting seeds,” according to Monica Milla in an article she wrote for AnnArbor.com. “I have a lot of seeds I've collected from my garden, plus extra seeds left over from seed packets, and yet I still want to try new-to-me varieties.”

Dangers lurk behind that 'new-car smell'

Ecology Center report on auto toxics covered by media worldwide


Hundreds of media outlets around the world covered the Ecology Center’s fourth consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars, released earlier this month, most reporting on the dangers that lurk behind that "new-car smell."


Do you know about GMOs?

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) a.k.a. GE (Genetically Engineered) products are common in our diet. This is a fairly recent development since GMOs did not come into the marketplace until 1996.

Published on February 9, 2012

Campaign against lead wheel weights working on state regulations with updated guide and model legislation

Fight against one of the largest sources of lead in the environment

The Ecology Center’s campaign against lead wheel-balancing weights has issued an updated reference guide to the use of wheel weights and their fate in the environment, including model legislation to implement phase-outs.

‘Meatless Mondays’ might lead to healthier diets all week long

Panini recipe includes portobellos, eggplant and roasted red peppers


Toxic flame retardants found in children's products

Report finds 'Hidden Hazards in the Nursery'

Many popular baby products, including nursing pillows and car seats, contain toxic flame-retardants linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and other negative health effects, according to a new report released earlier this month by public health advocacy groups in Washington.  The Ecology Center collaborated on assembling products for testing and in distributing the results of the analysis.

Ecology Center advocates for stronger fuel-economy standards

Charles Griffith testifies at EPA/NHTSA hearing in Detroit

Published on January 17, 2012

Renewable energy initiative clears major hurdle to getting on the ballot

Michigan could have the chance this fall to create thousands of new jobs and improve public health across the state by adopting a constitutional amendment to in

Published on January 14, 2012