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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 

The Burlingame, Calif., city council has passed a motion to post guidelines on the city’s website to advise consumers how they can minimize their exposure to cell phone radiation.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Although parents are likely feeling reassured by the first media headlines about a new Swiss study of brain tumor risk in children using cell phones, the findings are actually quite troubling, according to a review by Environmental Working Group.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Is your reusable water bottle aluminum? In an effort to be more sustainable and protect my health, I made the switch from plastic water bottles to my reliable metal bottle that I carry with me every day. I thought this switch was a positive change, which is why I'm a little concerned to read headlines that "Metal Water Bottles May Leach BPA."

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Watch Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, share shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Most people are - by now - well aware that overexposure to formaldehyde is unsafe. From the FEMA trailer fiasco (remember Katrina?) to the Obama administration's recent decision to classify formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen, it's hard to not know you should avoid formaldehyde-laced products.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Most people are - by now - well aware that overexposure to formaldehyde is unsafe. From the FEMA trailer fiasco (remember Katrina?) to the Obama administration's recent decision to classify formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen, it's hard to not know you should avoid formaldehyde-laced products.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Since releasing the 2011 Sunscreen Guide in May, Environmental Working Group has received dozens of requests from companies and supporters alike asking to add more of their favorite products to the database rating more than 1700 sun protection products.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

New sunscreen rules will do away with the worst hype in sunscreen marketing. But they don't address concerns about ingredient safety, particularly a form of vitamin A which has become common in sunscreen and other skin products.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The federal Food and Drug Administration’s new sunscreen rules, released today after nearly 33 years of deliberations, fall short.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

After decades of debate, the Obama administration last week classified formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen, a label that is likely to advance regulatory steps to restrict this widely used hazardous chemical.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced today it has classified cell phone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Consumers can trust a slim 20 percent of the beach and sport sunscreens assessed for the 2011 sun season, according to Environmental Working Group’s survey of over 1,700 sun products.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

 

EWG urges EPA to work with FDA to ban all non-medical uses of triclosan, an antibacterial additive and potent hormone disruptor. In a letter to EPA's pesticide division EWG outlines new evidence that the chemical poses an unacceptable health risk to the American public.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that wireless industry representatives were granted a number of high-level meetings with top Federal Communications Commission officials last year to discuss state and local efforts to require retailers to post the radiation levels of the cell phones they sell.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Since 2006, Environmental Working Group has been building an email list of engaged consumers who sign up to get regular alerts about our latest research and practical tips to help them keep their families safe, healthy and informed. 

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm just going to start with the bad news, OK? Borax is not a green cleaning ingredient, as many have been led to believe.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Last summer I slept in New York City. To anyone familiar with sleeping in New York City (not me), bedbugs is just part of the deal. When my cousin, in whose groovy, old loft I was crashing, suggested I remove my clothes in the bathtub upon returning home and wash them immediately, this unindoctrinated Oregonian was shocked.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A key independent science advisory panel has voted to confirm federal researchers' conclusion that retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A found in two-fifths of U.S. sunscreens, speeds the development of skin tumors and lesions when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The absolute best way to fight germs and prevent infection is good old-fashioned hand washing. But when you can't scrub up, you can turn to waterless hand sanitizers, those convenient little bottles for on-the-go.

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