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Erin’s Latest Fight

Erin’s Latest Fight

Erin talks with Travis Smiley about a troubling new bill that makes it easier for companies to bring untested chemical products into the marketplace.

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Erin denounces latest chemical law reform bill

Erin denounces latest chemical law reform bill

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is calling legislation introduced Tuesday to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws an industry bill.

“This bill does not make chemicals safer,” she said. “I wouldn’t even consider it in my opinion a [Toxic Chemicals Control Act, or TSCA] bill. It’s an industry bill.”

Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.) unveiled the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on Tuesday. It’s the latest push to reform the TSCA of 1976, which is widely considered broken and unenforceable.

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Erin talks with Randal Kenneth Jones

Erin talks with Randal Kenneth Jones

When statesman Gouverneur Morris penned “We the People” for the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, he helped to define the United States as a single entity—created by and for a group of individuals.

Renowned consumer advocate Erin Brockovich loves the word “we.” In fact, she whips it out—as well as its close allies “us” and “our”—with great regularity.

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Erin Doesn’t Whisper at the YWCA, Calgary

Erin Doesn’t Whisper at the YWCA, Calgary

Last week, Erin had the privilege of joining the YWCA in Calgary for their annual, WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala.

The YWCA has been a leader in the community for more than 100 years and with our ongoing signature fundraising events, we will continue to drive engagement and inspiration among Calgarians.

Be inspired by their work here

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Erin Returns to West Virginia

Erin Returns to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water Company has issued a response in regards to a class action lawsuit environmental activist Eric Brockovich plans on filing against the company.

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Erin on Huffington Post Live

Erin on Huffington Post Live

Erin joined Huffington Post LIVE to discuss women’s health issues and her ongoing campaign, standing beside thousands of women who have been adversely impacted by Essure and Mirena medical devices.

Been impacted, tell your story at Erin’s Essure Website

Why We Need Prop 46

Why We Need Prop 46

I’ve never been able to stomach a bully, whether on the playground or in a corporate executive suite. The biggest bully in California politics these days is the “No on 46″ gang — the collection of billion-dollar insurance companies and medical industry honchos spending big and spreading falsehoods to defeat Proposition 46.

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Erin Features in American Masters

Erin Features in American Masters

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom—including Erin, Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), author Amy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963).

Photo Credit: ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Erin Launches Website for Morcellation Victims

Erin Launches Website for Morcellation Victims

In late April 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), issued a warning to women and medical service providers that has come too late for thousands of women and their families. The FDA’s warning was a public message to discourage the continued use of what is referred to as “morcellation” for the removal of uterus or uterine fibroids following many cases of cancer spread due to this surgical intervention.

Erin Brockovich became aware of this issue through a long-time friend who has consequently suffered.

“The problem with the procedure is that it can spread cancer cells. For me, I would rule out cancer first and then decide what course of treatment is necessary, but that’s me, however any decision would be difficult to reach without all the information. We have heard stories from women that are simply terrifying and heartbreaking. After further discussion, my friend spoke in depth with her doctor who provided her much needed information and comfort. She will be sharing her story and what she has learned on this site as well. It is frightening to my friend and me and frankly all of us as women to see and hear that we are often times NOT always informed about what is really going on and happening to others with similar problems.”

If you or a family member have been impacted by morcellation, please share your story at the Morcellation website.

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