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Ecology Center Press Releases

James Hansen, the scientist whose testimony before Congress in 1988 first raised the threat of global warming to national and international attention, will be the keynote speaker at the Ecology Center’s fall dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3 at...
Release Date: Sep 6th 2013
Information gathered by advocates investigating toxic chemicals in food, baby products, toys, furniture, construction materials and other consumer goods was unveiled on a new website today (Aug. 22) to help shoppers,  including...
Release Date: Aug 22nd 2013
Eighteen Michigan businesses, faith and health organizations, including the Ecology Center, joined more than 150 groups from the Midwest in sending a letter to President Barack Obama supporting his directive to the U.S. Environmental...
Release Date: Aug 12th 2013
A new study of chemical hazards in picnic products sold at the top ten national retailers found that most have one or more hazardous chemicals linked to serious health problems. “It’s outrageous that we can’t even enjoy the outdoors...
Release Date: Aug 8th 2013
President Obama laid out his administration’s plan for addressing climate change in a speech at Georgetown University today. The plan includes bold, game-changing policies that will lead to significant reductions in carbon emissions, as...
Release Date: Jun 25th 2013
Michigan families would be able to find out if children’s products sold in the state contain harmful chemicals under bills introduced by Senator Rebekah Warren and Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi this week. “Right now parents do not...
Release Date: May 30th 2013
The Ecology Center and LocalMotionGreen, an environmental organization based in Grosse Pointe, will join together to form one of the region’s leading environmental health organizations, representatives of both groups announced at a...
Release Date: May 9th 2013
High levels of hazardous chemicals, many of which have been banned in children’s products, were found in garden hoses in the second year of tests conducted by researchers at the Ecology Center. Phthalates and the toxic chemical BPA were...
Release Date: May 7th 2013
In a major step forward for the Great Lakes and children's health, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 was introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and 27 other senators today (April 10). The legislation would...
Release Date: Apr 10th 2013
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