Si les preguntas por el erudito Chej
Mohamed El Mami, o Emhamed Uld Tolba, o Chej
Ma El Ainin, te dice "No me suenan.
CONTACTS: Mothers of East LA, www.mothersofeastla.com; West Harlem Environmental Action, www.weact.org; Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, www.dscej.org; NRDC, www.nrdc.org; CHEJ
, www.chej.org; Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org; EPA; www.epa.gov.
But the amount of time children spend in school and the sensitive existing health issues of so many has led CHEJ
to launch a campaign for healthier school buildings.
and other environmental health organizations have campaigned against PVC, dozens of companies have made commitments to cut down on or eliminate the use of PVC packaging materials and products.
There is particular concern about children's exposure to these chemicals since "numerous studies have found that young children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of chemicals released by PVC," says Mike Schade, PVC campaign coordinator for CHEJ
A 2002 CHEJ
study documented in the report Creating Safe Learning Zones showed that more than 1,100 schools in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, and Michigan fell within a half-mile of a Superfund site.
"This touches a nerve in the nuclear power industry," says Stephen Lester, science director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ
), the organization Gibbs founded in 1981 after propelling Love Canal and hazardous waste concerns to the forefront of the nation's environmental consciousness, is moving in a new direction.
ran an ad in USA Today calling on President Clinton to evacuate citizens from the area, and the media repeatedly asked Mrs.
. America's Choice: Children's Health or Corporate Profit.