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The Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It works at the local, state and national levels on environmental justice, health, waste, and community issues.

Press Release  |  March 30, 2021
The latest annual report card scoring retailer actions on toxic chemicals is out. About 2/3 of the companies have made progress over the last year.
Michigan joins 27 states considering  toxic chemical policies in 2021
Press Release  |  February 3, 2021
Bills regulating toxic PFAS and clean-up of PFAS contaminated land and water driving the majority of more than 180 expected policies for this year.
Press Release  |  December 18, 2020
While Consumers has agreed to double the cap on its Distributed Generation (DG) program from 1% to 2%, the order creates an uncertain future for solar energy in Michigan by falling short of Administrative Law Judge Wallace's recommendations.
Undisclosed PFAS coatings common on cookware
Press Release  |  December 15, 2020
New report shows undisclosed PFAS coatings common on cookware. Ecology Center tested 24 nonstick cooking and baking pans to document hidden hazards and highlight readily available safer pan alternatives.
PFAS in Fast Food Packaging
Press Release  |  August 6, 2020
The new report shows that all six food chains sampled had one or more food packaging items that likely contain toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)—chemicals known to threaten human health.
The Mattress Still Matters Report, mom with baby image
Press Release  |  July 21, 2020
The Mattress Matters report investigates what crib mattress companies disclose about the materials they choose and how that compares to laboratory analysis of crib mattresses.
Dow Chemical
Press Release  |  June 10, 2020
In the wake of the recent historic flood in Mid-Michigan, state, federal and local authorities, and Dow Chemical Corporation must work with due diligence and transparency to protect the health of the residents, wildlife and the environment they rely on.
Press Release  |  February 24, 2020
Festival beads from New Orleans and Florida found to contain lead and hazardous flame retardants
DTE St. Clair
Press Release  |  February 21, 2020
Lansing – Environmental and community advocates today called on the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to continue holding DTE Energy accountable for its flawed 15-year energy plan.

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