Toxics-Free Environments


Toxic Free Kids Act

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Winter air tips for good health

Ah, winter: frost on the pumpkin, chestnuts roasting…and is there something more than a nip in the air? Unfortunately, yes: there’s particle pollution. Winter air, when still, tends to trap fine particle pollution near the ground, especially late at night and in early morning hours. This dirty air is bad for the lungs and heart—and over the long term has been linked to cancer, reproductive and developmental harm. As an OEC supporter, you’re already a clean air champion working for cleaner transportation fuels and energy. But how do you do when it comes ...

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Climate Risk and Health Care Forum

Climate Risk: What it means for Oregon's private and public health care sectors  World Trade Center, Portland, OR 
Advance Registration required. Space is limited.
Tickets: $20/$15 OEC Members Friday, November 21st, 8:00 am - 11:30 am This forum for professionals in all reaches of health care will cover a question essential to the future of the industry: How can we understand, reduce and mitigate the risks that a changing climate poses to health and health care delivery in Oregon? Featured speakers include Jon Utech, Environmental Sustainability Director ...

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2015 Legislative Agenda

Our job protecting Oregon is never done, and we have important work to do in the coming year to keep our legacy growing. Here’s what we seek to accomplish during the 2015 Oregon legislative session. Clean Fuels Work (SB 324) OEC is pleased to say that as of mid-March, we've achieved one of our major goals, lifting the sunset on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, a program that is essential to growing our clean energy economy while giving consumers more and cheaper fuel choices that are better for our air and climate. Toxic Free Kids (SB 478) Chronic disease is ...

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United in support of Toxic Free Kids

Parents have no way of knowing which products contain harmful carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and other chemicals of concern, and neither do doctors, public health officials—or even the retailers that sell the products. It’s time to take a closer look. It’s time for manufacturers to give us the information we need to protect health. And it’s time to start looking for safer chemical alternatives. The below businesses, health care organizations and others have joined together to support: greater disclosure of chemicals in consumer goods so that we know ...

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Give your home a health check-up

The way you maintain your home can make a big difference to your family’s health. Pollutants commonly found in households can trigger asthma, allergies, chronic disease and other negative health effects. This booklet will help you protect your family’s health with “eco-healthy” practices in your yard, garden and any room in your house. Use our room-by-room checklist to give your home an eco-healthy checkup. Then, use our eco-healthy home guide to learn about: Low and no-cost practices you can try with a little time or a few dollars Affordable ...

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Sign the Toxic Free Kids Pledge

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Health Series Infographic: Parkinson’s Disease and Pollution

Nobody can say for certain why Parkinson's Disease developed in the 22,500 Oregonians currently living with the disease. But we do know that the chronic, progressive neurological disease takes an enormous toll on our state's economy and well-being.  Download the complete Parkinson's Disease and Pollution Fact Sheet

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Health Series Infographic: Asthma and Pollution

We all know someone who has suffered from asthma. It is the most common chronic disease among children and it affects Oregonians of all ages. And while pollen and weather are facts of life, the latest science reveals that common household chemicals and air pollution are also part of the problem--a part we can do something about. Learn more about pollution and asthma triggers in your home and in our air, and then take action.

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Health Series Infographic: Breast Cancer and Pollution

“I’m sorry: you have breast cancer.” We can expect that 12% of girls born today will one day hear those devastating words. What if we could change that future? There’s hope. Only a small percentage of breast cancers are due to high-risk inherited genes. So if we can reduce other cancer risks in our environment, we may be able to prevent some cancer and build a healthier future. Learn more about environmental factors linked to breast cancer and what you can do to work for prevention.

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