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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  |  October 13, 2021
Great Lakes PFAS Action Network’s PFAS Policy Agenda sets legislative priorities from community members impacted by PFAS
Press Release  |  October 12, 2021
The future of mobility is here and unless Michigan makes critical investments now the state that put the world on wheels could get left behind, according to a new report released today outlining several recommendations for state policymakers.
Press Release  |  October 8, 2021
A new Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Memorandum of Understanding (REV Midwest MOU) has been signed by the state of Michigan, with groups applauding the action today and saying this would send a signal to the transportation industry.
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Press Release  |  October 6, 2021
A new study by the Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff Lab, “Still Cooking: An Update on Toxic PFAS in Cookware Products,” found some cookware manufacturers still use PFAS coatings on their nonstick products, despite claims that their pans are free from certain PFAS chemicals.
Press Release  |  September 30, 2021
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announces five groups to receive grants for all-electric commercial vehicles
Press Release  |  August 5, 2021
Higher fuel efficiency and emissions standards being proposed at the federal level are a big step in the right direction, the Ecology Center said today in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement with automakers and the UAW.
Capped with Toxics
Press Release  |  July 13, 2021
A new report by the Toxic Free Food Campaign in partnership with Ecology Center Healthy Stuff Lab titled “Capped With Toxics” found toxic chemicals called ortho-phthalates in more than one-third of the 141 beverage brands tested. Market leaders are switching to safer bottle caps,
Press Release  |  May 25, 2021
Many home gardeners buy compost or commercial soil amendments to enhance soil nutrition. But new tests reveal concerning levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in fertilizer products which are commonly made from sewage sludge.
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.

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