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.
An executive directive issued by Governor Whitmer today to limit the purchase of products containing PFAS by the state of Michigan. The directive sets a national precedent for state-level procurement policies focused on toxic chemicals and human health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,