We are dedicated to protecting children's health from toxic chemicals. Much of our children's health work is accomplished through the Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health, a coalition of health professional, health-affected, and environmental organizations from across the state who share the common mission of reducing children's exposure to toxic chemicals. We strive to protect children's health through:

  • Advocacy: we advocate for policies at the state and national levels that would best protect children from toxic chemicals found in everyday consumer products, our homes, schools, and the environment.
     
  • Outreach and Education: we partner with community-based organizations and institutions to provide innovative curriculum for health professionals, children's health advocates and families focused on creating healthier homes and reducing exposure to toxic chemicals.
     
  • Research: we work closely with our HealthyStuff.org team to identify toxic chemicals in children's products and how to minimize exposure.

Published on January 26, 2017

News

News  |  February 14, 2019
“PFAS” is a clunky acronym for a slick set of chemicals– brilliant at repelling water and oil on cookware and furniture, yet spread easily through groundwater. They cling to proteins in our blood yet slip through traditional water filters. We need to rid our world of them.
Press Release  |  February 5, 2019
Climate change is endangering the safety of Michigan’s water, threatening the air quality, and increasing unnecessary harm and death from extreme heat, rain, and insect-borne diseases, according to a new report released today by the NRDC and the Ecology Center
News  |  December 3, 2018
Most children’s car seats, a legally required kids’ safety product, contain hazardous chemicals used as flame retardants and stain treatments. On December 3, the Ecology Center released its report Hidden Hazards: Flame Retardants & PFAS in Children's Car Seats.
News  |  July 23, 2018
How do we keep our kids and ourselves safe while having fun in the sun? Here are twelve safe sun tips from the Ecology Center to help you pick the best sunscreen and more
News  |  June 27, 2018
June has proved to be a very significant month for the protection of children from lead hazards lurking in our homes and communities. Michigan has a new lead and copper rule for water and the EPA announced new lead-dust hazard standards.
News  |  May 30, 2018
Michigan is one of the worst states in the country for childhood lead poisoning, and children urgently need us to address the legacy of lead in the paint on our walls, the soil in our backyards, and the pipes that bring water into our homes.