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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.
News  |  May 30, 2018
“You are what you eat.” Usually taken as an individual diet mantra, the old saying is gaining new relevance on the community scale as a rubric to transform healthcare. It’s hard to stay healthy if you lack access to fresh, healthy food.
News  |  May 30, 2018
On May 18, Breathe Free Detroit activists gathered at the Spirit of Detroit statue to release an extensive research report on the Detroit trash incinerator and to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 people to Mayor Mike Duggan.
News  |  April 25, 2018
On April 5th, 2018, we celebrated the life and work of Dr. Rebecca Head and raised money for the Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership at a reception at the home of long-time Ecology Center supporters Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang.
News  |  April 25, 2018
Energy Democracy is a term that many may not have heard of before. It could change the way we all think about the energy we create, the energy we use, who benefits, and who is harmed by energy extraction and consumption.
News  |  March 27, 2018
Laggard retailers warrant failing grades for their poor chemicals policies.
News  |  March 27, 2018
Ashley Dehudy, 2017 Health Leaders Fellow and Pediatrician, speaks at Ecology Center's Membership Meeting. 
News  |  March 27, 2018
Join us on April 18th for the Lead Education Day. You’ll be paired up with lead poisoning prevention experts and visit key members of the Michigan House and Senate in small teams to talk to them about policies and practices that prevent kids from being exposed to lead.
News  |  February 27, 2018
We called on Michigan-based Meijer and TJX-Companies (TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, and Sierra Trading Post) to stop using toxic receipt paper coated in BPA and BPS in their stores. Unfortunately they have failed to take action to protect their cashiers & customers.
News  |  February 27, 2018
DTE Energy, is seeking approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to build a $1 billion, 1,100 MW natural gas plant in East China Township, Michigan. We're asking DTE to consider clean energy alternatives to their proposed gas plant.
News  |  February 13, 2018
DTE Energy, Michigan’s largest electric utility, came up short in its attempt to justify charging customers nearly a billion dollars for a proposed new natural gas plant.
News  |  December 27, 2017
Many parents start with cereal as the first food or one of the first foods. In a recent study, rice cereal testing revealed arsenic. Yes, arsenic. Neurotoxin. No safe level. Arsenic.
News  |  December 21, 2017
2017 has seen unprecedented rollbacks on public health and the environment. Ever wonder what you can do? Here are some concrete ways to create positive impact on climate, as well as other critical environmental health issues in 2018.
News  |  November 28, 2017
Retailers remain on the frontlines of consumer discontent with the chemical safety of the products they buy and sell. In its second annual report card on safer chemicals in consumer products, the Mind the Store Campaign found that...
News  |  October 26, 2017
The Healthy Stuff team has been working on researching phthalates (THAL-eights), a plasticizer and solvent. We found that almost all the cheese products we tested were contaminated with phthalates, a hormone disruptor.

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