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August 1, 2017 | Feature

Earthjustice Insider: Eve Gartner

Eve Gartner, staff attorney for the Northeast regional office in New York, NY, discusses taking on toxic chemicals.

January 15, 2017 | In the News: Hoodline

Childhood Lead Levels In Some SF Neighborhoods Near Flint, MI Levels

Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Most commonly what we’re talking about [in housing] is lead dust ... Kids crawl on the floor and get this light layer of dust on their hands and they put their hands in their mouths, or the dust gets on some object and they put the object in their mouth. With this upcoming administration, who knows whether the EPA will ever update their standard.”

December 20, 2016 | In the News: The Intercept

Exxon Mobil Is Fighting To Keep Its Dangerous Chemicals In Children’s Toys

“As a political force, kids are no match for one of the world’s biggest chemical companies, and they’ll suffer for the lack of clout. While the CPSC fails to finalize its own rule, more and more kids are exposed to phthalates. The inaction 'speaks to the power of Exxon to frighten federal agencies away from doing their jobs,' as Earthjustice’s [Attorney Eve] Gartner put it.”

September 16, 2015 | In the News: Black Press USA

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

“The goal of the flame retardants is to give you a little bit of extra time [in a fire],” said Eve Gartner, a New York-based staff attorney for nonprofit environmental justice/advocacy organization, Earthjustice. “The California standard …required that the foam part of the furniture could withstand a small open flame for 10 seconds before your chair goes up in flames. But studies showed [the chemicals] don’t really give you that extra time.”

April 16, 2015 | Article

Coalition Seeks Ban on Flame Retardants

Health, firefighter, consumer and science groups are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban certain consumer products if they contain any organohalogen flame retardants—a class of chemicals that counts dioxins and the pesticide DDT among its ranks.

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