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August 22, 2019 | Blog Post

Toxic Chemicals Leach their Way into our Food: Report Finds Hidden Harm

Today, we are exposed to the harms of phthalates through a variety of food service polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) gloves and food packaging materials, report found. This class of birth-defect-causing chemicals are known to leach into food upon contact. Good news is that a simple fix is available.

August 7, 2019 | Letter

Joint Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Ban the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos to Protect New York’s Children and Farmworkers

Over 80 citizen, agricultural, disability, environmental, health, and labor advocacy groups sent a public letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to protect the health of children and farmworkers by banning the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Representing hundreds of thousands of members and supporters across New York State, the coalition formed following the Trump Administration’s refusal to ban chlorpyrifos this July.

July 8, 2019 | In the News: Patch

Essex County Trash Incinerator Unfairly Burdens Poor, Critics Say

Jonathan Smith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “Right now, the facility is operating under pollution standards that are over 20-years-old. The incinerator emits more lead into air than any other incinerator in the country, and is one of the top lead emitters in New Jersey for all types of facilities.”

June 6, 2019 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

Earthjustice attorneys and our client and partner in litigation, Prairie River Network discuss cleaning up coal ash contaminating groundwater in Illinois and across America.

June 4, 2019 | In the News: Hawaii News Now

State, EPA Reach Agreement On How To Implement Law Aimed At Regulating Pesticide Use

Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “A lot of the major spraying operations were occurring right next to Native Hawaiian communities, include Hawaiian homestead residences on Molokai and West Kauai. It’s very important that the EPA takes a really close look at the Department of Agriculture’s practices to make sure there are no discriminatory impacts to Native Hawaiian communities.”

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