In order to create an economy that produces goods and services that restore ecosystems, increase community and ecological resilience, advance justice and are safe throughout their lifecycle, we are going to need a lot  of innovation. 

The Ecology Center helped create the nation’s first state-supported Green Chemistry Program to drive innovation in Michigan.   We helped launch an international movement to transform the health care sector to make it a lever for change across all sectors.  We advocate for innovative policy to drive the production of safer products,  and we are a watchdog so that the cost of doing the wrong thing is sufficient to create an incentive to innovate toward greener products and processes.

Published on January 26, 2017

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News  |  July 25, 2019
Our past testing has exposed phthalates in our food supply. This led us to ask: how are phthalates contaminating our food? Which prompted us to undertake the largest study of its kind on vinyl food-handling gloves: Taking off the Toxic Gloves: An Investigation of Phthalates...
Press Release  |  July 25, 2019
An alarming new report finds that disposable PVC food-handling gloves used in restaurants nationwide may contain toxic plasticizer chemicals called ortho-phthalates (THAL-eights) that leach into the food we eat.
Press Release  |  July 10, 2019
July 11, 2019—Today, Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff program released its first-ever company ranking survey in the new report, Children’s Car Seat Chemical Policy Report Card 2019. The study surveyed 12 leading car seat companies on their corporate chemical policies & practices.
News  |  June 27, 2019
When school drinking water is sampled and analyzed, it is not uncommon for schools to find lead in many different water sources. This happens because plumbing materials may contain lead that leaches into the drinking water for students and school faculty and staff members.
Press Release  |  May 6, 2019
New test results show elevated lead in rubber shred at playground in Washington, D.C.
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.