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Friday, May 6, 2016

Chemicals in cosmetics are largely unregulated, so it’s no surprise that some irresponsible companies and their hired-gun lobbyists are fighting the Personal Care Products Safety Act, bipartisan legislation that would finally regulate cosmetics.

 

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These common laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling. But in-wash fabric softeners and heat-activated dryer sheets pack a powerful combination of chemicals that can harm your health, damage the environment and pollute the air, both inside and outside your home.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shoppers searching for a mattress want the safest option they can afford. Attracted by labels claiming that products are “eco-friendly,” “natural,” “certified” or “organic,” many are willing to pay more for them. But what do the labels really mean?

 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Go green this Earth Day with EWG’s new Healthy Living app. We’ve heard you loud and clear. Time and again, we’ve been asked to package our advice and consumer guides so you can use them wherever you go to help make the better choice every time you shop.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What are your chances of getting bit by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus? 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Though the current Zika outbreak has been concentrated in Latin America and the Caribbean, it has now reached Miami. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women, women who might become pregnant and their partners to not to travel to a small community in Miami, just north of the city center, and to take strong precautions against mosquito bites.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Every parent knows that caring for a new baby requires lots and lots of cleaning. But can washing up the milk and spit-up introduce your baby to potentially harmful chemicals?

 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Environmental Working Group today released a new edition of its Guide to Healthy Cleaning, an online database detailing the health hazards and environmental concerns for more than 2,500 household products. With the addition of hundreds of new products , the updated Guide tells shoppers what they need to know to make healthier choices.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

“Five Questions from Ken” is a new series of conversations with EWG President Ken Cook and inspiring leaders of the environmental health world.

 

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 118 products, allowing shoppers to quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet our strictest health and transparency standards.

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

When Jon Whelan first smelled a strange odor coming from his daughter's brand-new pajamas, he wanted to find out what caused it. He had no idea that this seemingly simple question would lead him on a quest through corporate boardrooms, the halls of Congress, and back alleys, eventually to discover that companies are not required to disclose whether their products contain potentially toxic chemicals.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

It’s the time of year for pretty Easter dresses, and for many kids, the frillier and shinier, the better. Parents, however, should beware of dresses packaged with metal jewelry. 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

The shampoo you buy at your local drug store must be free of toxic chemicals and safe to use, right? Wrong.

 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., of New Jersey, the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is seeking answers for why more than 17,000 Americans have complained of hair loss and other health problems after using WEN Cleansing Conditioner by Chaz Dean.

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The levels of potentially hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teenage girls plunged just three days after they stopped using certain cosmetic products, shampoos and soaps that contained the problematic substances, according to a new study led by Kim Harley, Ph.D., a researcher with the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at the University of California – Berkeley.

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

survey released today by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint shows that voters overwhelmingly support stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in their personal care products. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Americans overwhelmingly want the government to ensure the safety of the personal care products they buy, according to a new national poll released today by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint.

 

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

EWG commended Procter & Gamble, the multinational manufacturer of family, personal care and household products, for taking a significant step today toward greater transparency about its ingredients by making public a list of more than 140 chemicals it does not use in any fragrances in its brands.

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cosmetics companies and health and consumer advocates are coming together to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would strengthen federal regulations that have remained largely unchanged for more than 75 years. Cosmetics are a $60 billion-a-year business, and no other products are so widely used by American consumers with such few safeguards.

 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Do you wonder whether your air freshener’s formulation is safe? Are you tired of reading product labels with the catch-all terms “fragrance” or “natural fragrance” but no specific ingredients?

 

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