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2008 Press Releases

Ann Arbor, MI - The Ecology Center today released the 2nd annual consumer guide to toxic chemicals in toys at www.HealthyToys.org. Researchers tested over 1,500 new, popular children’s toys for lead, arsenic, mercury and other...
Release Date: Dec 3rd 2008
Ann Arbor, MI: Last Tuesday Michigan voters elected at least 54 State Representatives committed to protecting kids from toxic chemicals in toys. In a strong response to the Healthy Michigan, Healthy Kids (HMHK) coalition and voters across...
Release Date: Nov 11th 2008
Ann Arbor, MI: The premium that 14,000 residential or business customers in Southeast Michigan who have signed up for DTE Energy’s GreenCurrents program are paying on their monthly electric utility bill buys no renewable energy,...
Release Date: Oct 7th 2008
Ann Arbor, MI – In the first nationwide investigation of chemical fire retardants in children and their parents, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that toddlers and pre-schoolers typically had 3 times more of the neurotoxic...
Release Date: Sep 4th 2008
Oakland, CA — The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) today announced it has reached a legal agreement with Chrysler and the three largest producers of automobile wheel bearing weights, requiring the companies to end the use of...
Release Date: Aug 20th 2008
Ann Arbor, MI – The state’s Interdepartmental Toxics Steering Group just released the long-awaited final report on the hazards of the common flame-retardants, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), which are under intense scrutiny...
Release Date: Aug 4th 2008
Ann Arbor, MI — A Congressional Committee chaired by Representative John Dingell (M-15) finalized the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act to include provisions to set first-ever national standards on lead in toys and ban...
Release Date: Jul 31st 2008
Ann Arbor, MI - Today the Ecology Center released the 2nd annual consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars and children’s car seats at www.HealthyCar.org. Over 200 of the most popular 2008- and 2009-model vehicles and over 60...
Release Date: Jul 22nd 2008
Who: Proponents of replacing Detroit’s expensive, dirty incinerator with aggressive recycling and less expensive, cleaner trash disposal solutions. Dave Ciplet co-author of the report Stop Trashing the Climate will speak. What: A...
Release Date: Jun 18th 2008
The Ecology Center is at it again. Last year they released the first-ever consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars and child car seats at www.HealthyCar.org, including 62 brand new infant, convertible and booster car seats. In December...
Release Date: May 29th 2008