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CA Addressed Plastic Waste; Now We Need Action on Toxics in Plastics

Expert BlogCalifornia, United StatesDr. Anna Reade, Avinash Kar, Dr. Veena Singla

Last year, California made large strides towards addressing the pressing problem of proliferating plastic waste. But the Ohio train derailment shows why we also need action on toxics in plastics. 

CA Must Choose Public Health Over Brain-Harming Pesticide

Expert BlogMiriam Rotkin-Ellman
California is the country’s top user of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children, using close to a million pounds per year mainly on fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

A Success Story: Getting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals Out

Expert BlogAvinash Kar
When Governor Brown entered office eight years ago, he took action to fix the regulation that was driving the use of pounds of toxic flame retardant chemicals in couches in California, across the country, and even into Canada. With his…

EPA Won't Protect Our Kids. Will California?

Expert BlogAllison Johnson, Miriam Rotkin-Ellman
The EPA will fight to keep the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos in the fields and on our food, at the expense of children’s health. It's time for California to step up!

Federal Reversal Means CA Must Ban Pesticide Toxic to Kids

Expert BlogMiriam Rotkin-Ellman, Dr. Veena Singla
Last night, the Trump administration rejected a proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, leaving California kids and communities at risk of exposure to this chemical in food, water and the air.