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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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News Release
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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News Release
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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News and Analysis
Article
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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Children's Health
Article
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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News and Analysis
Article
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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News Release
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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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 24, 2019

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

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News Release
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to set a drinking limit for a toxic rocket fuel chemical three times higher than agency scientists recommended during the Obama administration.

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News Release
Thursday, May 23, 2019

It’s no secret that pee finds its way into swimming pools. In fact, the typical residential pool contains about two gallons of urine. What’s worse, there are other, more alarming contaminants lurking in the depths, and pee in the pool could be making the problem worse.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today to consider a number of legislative proposals that would begin to address the growing public health crisis from exposure to the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products, including sunscreens, daily moisturizers and lip balms with SPF values. EWG researchers found that two-thirds of sunscreen products still offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is cutting off its funding of a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children from toxic chemicals and industrial pollution.

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Children's Health
Article
Friday, May 17, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 17, 2019

A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from use in a primary source of exposure to the compounds.

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