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2006 Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After years of heated controversy, the European Parliament today passed the most extensive overhaul of chemicals regulation globally since the mid 1970’s. The law requires the chemical industry to gather data...
Release Date: Dec 13th 2006
Leaders Applauded for Use of Bio-Based Materials, Interior Air Quality and Elimination of Highly Toxic PVC On November 15, 2006 the Ecology Center - the nation’s leading watchdog on toxic chemicals in cars - released its second...
Release Date: Nov 15th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michigan public health and environmental leaders today applauded a precedent-setting initiative signed Tuesday by Governor Granholm that will make the state a national leader in the fast-growing field of green...
Release Date: Oct 18th 2006
For Immediate Release Lansing, MI - At a Lansing news conference Thursday, an alliance of labor and environmental leaders challenged Michigan legislators to embrace an innovative plan to help the state’s industries create thousands...
Release Date: Sep 21st 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dioxin from Dow’s contamination of mid-Michigan is getting into people, according to the results of a large study released today. The $15 million dollar Dow-funded study found that consumption of fish and wild...
Release Date: Aug 15th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — The Ecology Center, a nonprofit Michigan-based environmental group, said today that it will continue to fight to protect children from harmful chemicals, despite a lawsuit filed against it...
Release Date: Aug 15th 2006
For Immediate Release A landmark agreement was announced today that will greatly reduce a major source of mercury from the environment by creating a new, industry-funded, national program for recovering mercury switches from vehicles...
Release Date: Aug 11th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State representatives should stop misusing a federal “action level” not designed for setting cleanup standards for the highly toxic chemical dioxin, charged several environmental organizations. Groups...
Release Date: Jul 25th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dioxin, a chemical released for decades by Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. into the Saginaw Bay watershed is toxic. It threatens the immune system, and can cause thyroid dysfunction, lipid disorders, neurotoxicity,...
Release Date: Jul 10th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Academies (NA) will release a controversial report on Tuesday confirming what numerous scientific panels have concluded over the past 15 years: dioxin is a potent cancer-causing chemical. Chlorine-based...
Release Date: Jul 10th 2006