Safe & Healthy Materials

Safe & Healthy Materials

We work to redesign consumer products, and to transform our material economy so that it is safe for people and the food web.  Our role is to test products to promote demand for safer alternatives; advocate for green chemistry training and education; leverage the size and opinion leader status of health care; and frame our issues in terms of health, with a special focus on children’s health.  Our efforts are focused primarily in Michigan and at the national level. 


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October 25, 2016
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While the Ecology Center has been working to end childhood lead exposure in Michigan for years, this National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week we joined a coalition of over fifty groups calling for federal agencies to act boldly to eradicate lead exposure on a national scale.
October 13, 2016
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The Ecology Center, in coalition with other health and environmental groups, demand that the state government end childhood lead poisoning. We’ve known about the dangers of lead for years, and we've failed as a society to mount a response scaled to the size of the problem.
September 28, 2016
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Coal tar sealants cover a vast majority of driveways, parking lots and playgrounds. They are meant to extend the life of the asphalt underneath. Unfortunately, these sealants contain a hazardous chemical that is a known carcinogen.
June 18, 2016
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On June 10, 2016, Rebecca Meuninck, deputy director for the Ecology Center, was appointed to the Governor’s Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The Ecology Center strongly advocated for this Board and we were thrilled the Administration agreed and that Rebecca was appointed.
April 19, 2016
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The Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership was developed to honor the work of Dr. Rebecca Head, a leader in the national public health community and a long-time friend and supporter of the Ecology Center.
April 19, 2016
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Participate in our upcoming study looking for toxic chemicals hiding in our pet's food packaging.

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