Eve Gartner

Director, Crosscutting Toxics Strategies Toxic Exposure & Health Program

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Eve Gartner is the director of Crosscutting Toxics Strategies at Earthjustice. Eve works with groups around the country to develop state policies that will reduce exposures to chemicals and pesticides. She also serves as part of Project TENDR, a collaboration of scientists, health professionals, and children’s health advocates working to develop policy approaches to address the link between environmental exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Eve spent more than 15 years as an attorney defending reproductive justice, including serving as the deputy director for litigation at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.

The Latest by Eve Gartner

Peeling paint in an old building.
October 10, 2023

Prevención del Envenenamiento Por Plomo: ¿Estamos en el Camino Correcto?

Se han alcanzado avances prometedores a pesar de algunos obstáculos.
Peeling paint in an old building.
October 10, 2023

Lead poisoning prevention: Are we on the right track?

As we approach lead poisoning prevention week Oct. 22-28, developments are promising despite some stumbling blocks.
Close-up photo of hands scraping old paint from a window frame.
August 31, 2020

A Guide for Protecting Our Children from Lead Poisoning

Earthjustice's Better Lead Policy toolkit offers three key practices for eliminating lead poisoning hazards before children are harmed.
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April 7, 2016

Weak Laws and Weaker Governance Keep Toxic Chemicals on the Market

Even if advocates succeed in reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA will have to step up to the plate to make sure the law is enforced.
97% of U.S. residents are at a greater risk of harm from toxic flame retardants in their bodies.
April 16, 2015

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.
Farmworkers picking cauliflower in Salinas, California in June 2014.
April 2, 2015

Strengthen Protections for Those Who Help Grow Our Food

We live in one of the richest nations on earth, but nearly 3 million agricultural workers who cultivate and harvest our food lack the basic protections they need to keep themselves and their families safe from harmful pesticides.
Sitting on a couch.
September 4, 2014

America To Benefit From Flame Retardant Victories

Two victories in California last week will soon make families – and firefighters – across America healthier. Both involve toxic flame retardant chemicals deliberately put into our couches, chairs and other furniture items.
Mother and child on a sofa.
November 26, 2013

Calif. Ends Rule That Poisoned Us with Flame Retardants

Chemical flame retardants, which are present in a wide array of household products, have been linked to cancer and developmental, neurological and reproductive problems. And chances are, if you are sitting on a padded chair or couch, it contains these noxious chemicals.