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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 10, 2019
The toxic chemicals used in fire retardants and non-stick cookware have been found in artificial turf carpet, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and The Ecology Center. This raises new public health and environmental concerns.
Press Release  |  October 10, 2019
The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced that it will phase out the sale of all carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals. The company will stop purchasing for distribution any carpets or rugs containing PFAS chemicals by the end of 2019.
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Press Release  |  September 11, 2019
LANSING – A coalition of environmental groups today applauded the rollout of 17 electric school buses for seven Michigan school districts through a Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation pilot project.
Press Release  |  August 7, 2019
Laboratory testing by the nonprofit organization Ecology Center found some yoga mats marketed as eco-friendly were made of materials that present environmental and human health hazards.
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.
Press Release  |  May 6, 2019
New test results show elevated lead in rubber shred at playground in Washington, D.C.
Press Release  |  May 2, 2019
Charge Up Midwest, a coalition of electric vehicle experts and advocates, today applauded the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) approval of DTE Energy’s Charging Forward program, Michigan’s second utility-led electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure program.
Press Release  |  March 28, 2019
Those of us in the Breathe Free Detroit Campaign have been working for years for Detroiters’ right to breathe clean air, for just transition for workers and residents once the incinerator closed, and movement toward zero waste.

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