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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanks to President Donald Trump, Americans’ confidence in the Environmental Protection Agency has never been lower.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown. Despite studies linking radiation from existing networks to cancer in lab animals, the Federal Communications Commission and state legislators are bowing to industry lobbyists and clearing the way for the new networks.  

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Monday, June 25, 2018

It’s been 80 years since Congress last voted to regulate cosmetics.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a significant overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, the nation’s primary chemical safety law. It was the first update to the law, which was widely considered to be the least effective environmental law on the books, in 40 years.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EWG submits comments on the peer review of the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

After intense lobbying by the chemical industry, last week the Environmental Protection Agency signaled plans to delay or scrap proposed bans on some uses of the drinking water contaminant made notorious by the book and film “A Civil Action.”

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Mixtures of chemicals commonly found in consumer products are more likely to increase breast cancer risk than the same chemicals individually, according to a new analysis. But safety tests by government regulators don’t routinely evaluate the combined effects of multiple chemical exposures.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

EWG News Roundup (6/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The national home improvement chain Lowe’s announced this week it will begin removing two highly toxic chemicals from its paint stripping products, with the phaseout to be completed by the end of this year.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

News Roundup (5/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Today, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Environmental Working Group released its 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens, rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise sun protection.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kids are more vulnerable to damage from the sun than adults. A few blistering sunburns in childhood can double a person’s lifetime chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Children are exposed to brominated and organophosphate flame retardants from nap mats at child care centers, but switching to mats without the chemicals reduces kids’ exposures, according to a new study from scientists at Indiana University and Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

More than 60 nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is pushing for continued exemptions for some uses.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today the Environmental Protection Agency signaled it would move forward with a proposed ban of the highly toxic paint stripping chemical methylene chloride, which was initially proposed under President Obama.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

News Roundup (5/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

On Tuesday, the Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

News Roundup (4/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

On Tuesday, Kourtney Kardashian joined EWG President Ken Cook on Capitol Hill to brief reporters and congressional staffers about EWG’s #BeautyMadeBetter campaign.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

New federally funded research links low doses of bisphenol A with a sharp increase in breast tumors in laboratory animals.

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