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Monday, August 19, 2019

I try to stay up to date on the latest beauty trends, especially when they involve products advertised as “clean” or “nontoxic.” Even before my internship with EWG’s Healthy Living Science team, I knew that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant based” and “clean” have no legal basis or standardized definition in the personal care industry.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

When my daughter was in preschool, she told me that instead of washing hands before lunch, the children used hand sanitizer. The thinking behind this was probably that hand sanitizer kills bacteria and viruses and therefore – presto! – problem solved. Hands are clean, and it’s so much quicker.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

It’s probably not news to you that cellphone use may be harmful to you and your kids. Studies have found a possible link between cellphone radiation and brain and heart tumors, not to mention a range of symptoms associated with screen time addiction. With kids headed back to school in a matter of weeks, and wireless devices becoming more common in classrooms, how can parents limit the electromagnetic field exposure that comes with use of tablets, phones and other wireless devices?

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Friday, August 2, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer is the season for enjoying the outdoors, but as cases of diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites continue to rise, Americans must remain vigilant about protecting themselves by using an appropriate and effective bug repellent

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Friday, July 19, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

EWG has submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration about the agency can improve sunscreen safety and effectiveness.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Thirty years ago today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to ban asbestos. It failed, and despite more than 1 million deaths of Americans since then, now the Trump EPA is working to keep the deadly carcinogen legal.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It’s that time of year: Mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force, and so are all the latest bug repellent products claiming to keep them at bay. So what bug repellent ingredients do EWG scientists recommend for kids?

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Friday, July 5, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Does your family head to the beach every Fourth of July? Host friends and family for a picnic? Watch the sunset until the fireworks start? Whatever your particular tradition, EWG has you covered when it comes to celebrating the holiday safely and in good health.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk” to the American public or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

EWG today applauded House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for demanding new data from the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of imported cosmetics. 

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Friday, June 21, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures, which are used in a variety of consumer products, can be found in the bodies of nearly every American and in the developing fetus.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make products “look, smell, feel and taste like food.” 

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