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 from Eve Gartner

January 1, 2024

In the News: Inside Climate News

Washington Law Attempts to Fill the Void in Federal Regulation of Hazardous Chemicals

“We assume that somebody’s verifying the safety [of these chemicals], and that’s really not true. Very few toxic substances have been tested and even chemicals that we know are dangerous are not banned in this country.”
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.
March 22, 2023

In the News: Grist

The Ground Beneath Their Feet

“Communities around the country are suffering lead exposure from soil because EPA has dropped the ball for decades.”
November 1, 2021

In the News: The Intercept

EPA Withheld Reports of Substantial Risk Posed by 1,240 Chemicals

“It is not easy to keep selling your chemicals when people know they likely cause cancer or other serious disease.”
October 19, 2021

In the News: The Intercept

People Exposed to PFAS Criticize EPA Action Plan as Too Little, Too Late

“Since we also know the process has been corrupted by industry influence, how can we trust this supposedly rigorous review process for PFAS? The only answer is to say no new PFAS will be approved.”
May 21, 2021

In the News: City & State New York

Inside the chemical lobby’s unusual campaign to protect the fire retardant business

“This pseudo-campaign shows the chemical industry’s desperation around this bill.”
January 25, 2021

In the News: Market Watch

Biden administration looks set to target ‘forever chemicals’

“There’s a definite disproportionate and disparate impact of PFAS exposure in some communities.”
January 11, 2021

In the News: The Hill

White House intervened to weaken EPA guidance on 'forever chemicals'

"It appears that OMB aggressively edited the guidance document to make it less protective of human health and the environment and to minimize the scope of a rule that’s intended to protect people from a very toxic class of chemicals."
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.
Dmytro Gilitukha/Shutterstock
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.