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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Many brands of menstrual pads and disposable diapers contain elevated levels of chemicals linked to developmental and reproductive harm, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Pentagon is lobbying the White House to back woefully weak cleanup standards for PFAS chemicals, which contaminate water on or near hundreds of military bases, according to The New York Times.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

In testimony today before a House oversight hearing on cancer-causing chemicals in consumer goods, Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group warned that talc-based personal care products could be contaminated with asbestos and called for greater oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, showing that the administration continues to ignore growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and other everyday personal care products are safe, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Senate Democratic leaders today called on the Trump administration to turn over documentation of all communications between key agencies and the White House about plans to address the PFAS contamination crisis.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Water sampled on or near at least 106 military sites was contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, above what EPA considers safe, according to Department of Defense data analyzed by EWG. But that’s only the tip of a toxic iceberg.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Environmental Working Group has identified and mapped 106 military sites in the U.S. where drinking water or groundwater is contaminated with fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, at levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s health guideline. But this is only the tip of a toxic iceberg that is largely hidden and still growing.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration issued a rare alert today, urging consumers to stop using certain cosmetics products from the national retailer Claire’s, after the agency found the deadly carcinogen asbestos in at least three different talc-based products.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Under the direction of top political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency, career scientists were told to “limit” chemical safety assessments, according to a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Senate legislation introduced today with strong bipartisan support would classify the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund toxics law, an important step toward cleaning up widespread contamination by these compounds across the nation.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Senate today confirmed Andrew Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for coal and chemical companies, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Seems like every time a government agency or public interest group tests food for Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, they find it.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On a recent afternoon, across the street from the White House, EWG set up an impromptu taste test and asked participants to choose between two oat-based cereals: one that likely contained a pinch of Monsanto’s weedkiller linked to cancer, glyphosate, and another that did not.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

In coming weeks, members of Congress will again introduce bipartisan bills to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and other everyday personal care products are safe

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Friday, February 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (2/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will begin testing people who live in communities near current and former military installations for toxic fluorinated compounds, known as PFAS.

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