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Saturday, June 15, 2019

A bipartisan amendment proposed for the Senate version of an annual defense spending bill would dramatically expand efforts to monitor the scope of the toxic PFAS chemical contamination crisis.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The House of Representatives will soon consider a must-pass piece of legislation that includes a provision to prohibit the use on military installations of firefighting foam containing the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The two top officials with the Food and Drug Administration today dismissed test results by the agency’s own scientists that found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in food.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

At least 475 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an EWG analysis of government data.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

For many families, summer means a whole new routine – different schedules, carpools and activities, and kids spending more time outside. These changes bring a whole new set of considerations about how best to take care of yourself and your family during the summer, in a way that protects their health and the environment. To help, we’ve rounded up EWG’s best advice for parents. Here’s our guide to the best of summer.

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    Monday, June 10, 2019

    EWG has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to include a 10-fold Food Quality Protection Act children’s health safety factor for the triclosan human health assessment and to consider all routes of exposure from all potential sources for triclosan in the final assessment for this antimicrobial chemical.

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    Testimonies & Official Correspondence
    Friday, June 7, 2019

    This week, more than 100,000 Americans officially joined EWG and 20 companies calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to significantly restrict the use of Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate on oats as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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    Friday, June 7, 2019

    The Food and Drug Administration has once again found talc-based cosmetics marketed to teens contain asbestos.

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    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report revealed. They can occur any time, but they thrive when water is warmer, usually from May through October.   

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    EWG has submitted a petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that biomonitoring of the American public include tests for common sunscreen ingredients. Research conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that four common sunscreen ingredients absorbed through the skin in amounts that require additional safety consideration. For this reason, biomonitoring for sunscreen chemicals is essential for protecting public health.

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    Testimonies & Official Correspondence
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    California lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday to safeguard workers and their families from the toxic effects of lead exposure, following revelations that state officials failed to investigate hundreds of cases of lead-poisoned workers.  

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    News Release
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    When my son was born, we moved to Pullman, a small, rural town in Washington. This region, called the Palouse, is one of the biggest producers of wheat, barley and lentils in the United States.  

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Environmental Working Group has filed a public records request seeking internal records that could help shed light on the EPA’s decision to jettison funding for a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children of toxic chemicals and industrial pollution.

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    News Release
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    With peak toxic algae bloom season underway, the Environmental Working Group is releasing an updated map of all algae outbreaks reported in the U.S. since 2010. In coming months, the map will be updated weekly, providing comprehensive tracking of this growing nationwide hazard.

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may be responsible for up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, at a cost of up to $1.5 billion for health care, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group

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    Reports & Consumer Guides
    Friday, May 24, 2019

    EWG News Roundup (5/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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