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2012 Press Releases

Despite decades of scientific evidence and bans in California and other countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week (Nov. 27) that it will allow the continued use of a neurotoxic pesticide in shampoos and lotions...
Release Date: Nov 29th 2012
The couch where Berkley (Mich.) mother Lisa Turner cuddles with her kids? She was recently surprised to find out that the couch contained toxic flame retardants. Turner's family supplied one of the eight Michigan samples of couch foam...
Release Date: Nov 28th 2012
Environmental groups including the Ecology Center welcomed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s pledge that “we must make sure our energy choices always recognize our responsibility to protect Michigan’s environment.” Snyder delivered a long-...
Release Date: Nov 28th 2012
Tests of 36 different cell phones, including the recently released iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, found that each of them contained at least one of these hazardous chemicals: lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury and cadmium. The Ann...
Release Date: Oct 3rd 2012
Local drivers will get a chance to kick the tires of the automotive future in Saline and Ann Arbor on Sunday Sept. 23 at local events being held in conjunction with the celebration of National Plug-In Day. The local events will feature...
Release Date: Sep 12th 2012
Tracey Easthope, environmental health director at the Ecology Center, is among the national leaders calling on manufacturers to make sure the interior furnishings they supply to hospitals are free of halogenated flame retardants (HFRs)...
Release Date: Jul 30th 2012
In some states around the country, legislators have responded to the declining revenues from gas taxes by calling for a special tax on electric vehicles, an approach that the Ecology Center’s Charles Griffith describes as “shortsighted.”...
Release Date: May 29th 2012
Today a group of Michigan moms joined hundreds of people from across the country to demand action on toxic chemicals. The group rallied in support of Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D-NJ) Safe Chemicals Act, a bill to overhaul the Toxic...
Release Date: May 22nd 2012
The Ecology Center’s 2012 annual meeting, this Thursday, May 24, will feature a presentation about the ballot initiative calling for Michigan to adopt a renewable energy standard of 25 percent by 2025. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at...
Release Date: May 21st 2012
Representatives of more than 40 leading national and global companies will be meeting in Ann Arbor from May 9-11 to discuss how they can do more to reduce exposure to toxics and other chemical hazards among both their workers and their...
Release Date: May 4th 2012