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The Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health is a coalition of health professionals, health-affected groups, environmental organizations, and others dedicated to a safe and less toxic world for Michigan's children. Through education, outreach, and advocacy, we work to change current policies and practices that result in exposure of children to environmental toxicants.


        


We always strive to engage the public, researchers and policymakers in our efforts to protect children's health - and our new “wiki” will do just that! Our team has been building this wiki for nearly two years and we are thrilled to finally launch this resource!
Have you heard yet about the introduction of The Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA)?  If so, you were probably sorely disappointed.  The CICA, introduced on February 27th by Rep.
On Wednesday March 26th, health advocates and fire fighters had one clear message: Give Toxics the Boot! The Ecology Center gathered with the Lansing Fire Fighters Local 421, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, and concerned Michiganders to ask for a stronger response from Lansing to get toxics out of our homes.
It’s March and if you live in a college town like I do, that means one thing… MARCH MADNESS!!! This season, our partners at HealthyStuff.org took a look into the hazardous chemicals in our favorite University Themed products. We found some pretty nasty stuff in our favorite fan gear, that’s why they’re releasing their “March Badness” study today.
In the fight against toxics in children’s products, local action is crucial. Washington state has shown us just how much of an impact state-level policy can have. Under its 2008 Children’s Safe Products Act, almost 5,000 product reports were recently released revealing products on the shelf in 2013 at major stores, like Target and Kroger, contain toxic chemicals.
Tablets designed for children may seem like a perfect holiday gift--they are fun, brightly colored, and some are designed to support learning.
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