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Thursday, August 17, 2017

A ridiculous and completely unofficial website that tracks made-up holidays says Monday is Brazilian Blowout Day. The National Day Calendar suggests you celebrate by going to a hair salon for a blowout. I sure hope you don’t.
 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has failed to act on dangerous hair straighteners that contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde and pose a significant health hazard to consumers and salon workers, the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth allege in a motion filed July 28 in federal district court.
 

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Since the release of EWG’s National Tap Water Database just over a week ago, this question has been popping up a lot: “What now? Should I switch over to bottled water?”

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

According to a New York Times story published today [link], contaminants such as mercury, lead and bacteria, and other banned ingredients, are showing up in an alarming number of imported personal care products.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

If you’re concerned about what’s in your water, buying a water filter is a smart next step.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Exposure to a mixture of chemicals commonly found in household and commercial cleaning products can lead to birth defects in laboratory animals that can last for generations, according to a new study by Virginia Tech and Washington State University researchers.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In May, EWG reported that former chemical industry bigwig Nancy Beck was the scariest Trump appointee you’ve never heard of. We may have spoken too soon.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

I’m a big fan of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," so when Kim Kardashian West launched her new beauty line, I was eager to buy her Crème Contour and Highlight Kit. Expecting the kits to sell out in a matter of minutes, I ordered mine exactly one minute after it went on sale in her online store.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Almost two years ago, EWG first reported that more than 17,000 women and girls had lost some or all of their hair after using a shampoo advertised by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean and sold by one of the nation’s largest direct marketing firms.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vomiting. Burning sensation. Pain.

These are some of the effects children as young as 5 months experienced after using cosmetics and other personal care products, according to data collected by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

In EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens you may have noticed that our scientists did not evaluate tanning products. We rate a number of sunscreens with bronzers that can give you the appearance of a tan, but actual tanning lotions and oils are not included.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Picture these scenarios: Your beach vacation is coming up, but work (or life) got hectic and you ran out of time to look for a good deal on a safe and effective sunscreen. What if you got a last minute invite to a Sunday afternoon ballgame, and you check your cabinet to find that you ran out of your favorite sunscreen or it expired last year?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Last week the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association, or JAMA, published two important articles online about personal care products – one finding higher than average reports of adverse reactions to baby products and an editorial calling for greater regulation of personal care products.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposal to study 1,4-dioxane excludes exposures from personal care products – even though an EWG analysis found that thousands of shampoos, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, toothpastes and cosmetics may include the possible carcinogen.
 

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