Toxics

Industry doesn’t have to test chemicals for safety before they go on the market. EWG steps in where government leaves off, giving you the resources to protect yourself and your family.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you’re planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to your nearest beach or lake for time outdoors, it’s more important than ever to make your health and safety a priority.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Summer is in full swing. Finding a safe and effective sunscreen for you and your family is one component of your sun safety toolbox. And right in time for the Fourth of July holiday, EWG just updated its 2020 Guide to Sunscreens with 119 new SPF products.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In a study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, a group of U.S. and international scientists emphasized that the current approach to regulating and managing the harm of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS has failed to protect public health. The study recommended a new approach that classifies all PFAS as concerning and calls for an end to all non-essential use.

Read More
News Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In a settlement reached today, Bayer AG agreed to pay $10 billion over claims its signature herbicide Roundup causes cancer in people, according to a report by Reuters.

Read More
News Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule regulating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS  in consumer products. True to form for the Trump administration, the rule significantly weakens a public health protection proposed under the Obama administration.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In much of America’s farm country, nitrate contamination of drinking water, largely caused by polluted runoff from crop fields, poses a serious health risk – and the problem is getting worse, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of data from 10 states.

Read More
News Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A federal judge in California has blocked efforts by the state to require cancer warning labels on Bayer-Monsanto’s signature weedkiller, Roundup.

Read More
Key Issues:
News Release
Friday, June 19, 2020

Today is Juneteenth. This year the holiday is especially meaningful, as people of all backgrounds have gathered to raise their voices and declare: Black Lives Matter. EWG stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other people of color and redoubles our commitment to support and join leaders in the fight against racial injustice.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pointing to her efforts to limit regulation of PFAS in consumer products, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today announced they would oppose President Trump’s nominee to chair the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Nancy Beck.

Read More
News Release
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

There are many reasons for the Senate to oppose President Trump’s nominee to chair the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Nancy Beck.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Monday, June 15, 2020

Since EWG released its first Guide to Sunscreens more than a decade ago, many things about the products have changed. But myths about sunscreens persist.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Friday, June 12, 2020

EWG News Roundup (6/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Today, the California Assembly passed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762. If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to ban 12 toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, from the beauty and personal care products Californians use every day.

Read More
News Release
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A landmark federal lawsuit that went to trial this week in California could change the longstanding practice of adding fluoride to the drinking water supplies for 200 million Americans.

Read More
Key Issues:
News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Attached are EWG comments on EPA’s decision to regulate PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

Read More
Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A piece of legislation  winding its way through the California legislature could be the biggest influence on U.S. cosmetics safety for close to a century. The bill would ban a dozen of the most concerning ingredients commonly found in cosmetics sold in California.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 29, 2020

EWG News Roundup (5/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, May 28, 2020

In almost all of Minnesota’s farm counties, the combination of manure plus commercial fertilizer is likely to load too much nitrogen or phosphorus or both onto crop fields, threatening drinking water and fouling the state’s iconic lakes and rivers, according to an Environmental Working Group investigation.

Read More
Reports & Consumer Guides
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS belong to a family with hundreds of different members. They are linked to an array of health risks, including cancer, thyroid disruption, reproductive and developmental harms, reduced effectiveness of vaccines and high cholesterol. But in its efforts to address the widespread PFAS contamination on U.S. military bases, the Pentagon has largely focused on the most notorious of these so-called forever chemicals.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 22, 2020

EWG News Roundup (5/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Read More
News and Analysis
Article

Pages

Subscribe to Toxics