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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The latest update of an interactive map by EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University documents publicly known PFAS pollution from 94 sites in 22 states, including industrial plants and dumps, military air bases, civilian airports and fire training sites. It also shows PFAS pollution of tap water for 16 million people in 33 states and Puerto Rico.  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Two decades after pollution from highly toxic fluorinated chemicals was first reported in American communities and drinking water, the number of known contamination sites is growing rapidly, with no end in sight.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The negative health and environmental impacts of pesticide use and exposure are well established: They range from increased cancer risk, to damage to children’s brains and nervous systems, to lower sperm counts, to acute effects like nausea, dizziness and vomiting.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

The chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is seeking details about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt use of four different agency email addresses.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s use of $43,000 in taxpayer funds for a private phone booth broke federal law, according to a report today from the federal Government Accountability Office.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG News Roundup (4/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

A new report estimated the sweeping public health benefits that a 15 percent reduction in energy demand would yield in one year.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG has submitted comments to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on the agency’s proposed listing of carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals  as a priority product for review as part of the Safer Consumer Products Program.

 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Senate confirms top lobbyist for the coal and chemical industries as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Photo courtesy of U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
There was stunning news today on the seemingly endless scandals engulfing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pressure from Congressional investigators mounted today on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to answer questions over his use of taxpayer money to fly first class over perceived security threats, and his rental of a Capitol Hill condo linked to an energy lobbyist.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

The federal government’s top ethics official is raising serious questions about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s potential violations of law. His string of scandals could topple his reign at the agency.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Roundup 4/06: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.
 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mired in multiple scandals of his own making, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt attempted to shift the blame to “toxic” Washington yesterday.

Photo courtesy of AP Photos

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Monday, April 2, 2018

FirstEnergy, a utility struggling to stay alive in the dying coal and nuclear industries, is once again looking for a bailout from government regulators.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Roundup 3/30: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

One year ago today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over EPA scientists in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency's proposal to ban chlorpyrifos from use on food crops. Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems at small doses.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Exposure to fluorinated industrial chemicals, known as PFAS or PFC chemicals, may increase the amount of weight that people, especially women, regain after dieting, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers, published in PLOS Medicine. It found that women with higher levels of PFAS chemicals in their blood at the start of the study regained an average of 3.7 to 4.8 pounds more than women with lower levels of the chemicals in their blood.  

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Roundup 3/23: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Laboratory animals exposed to cellphone radiation developed heart and brain tumors similar to the types seen in some studies of human cellphone users, according to an Italian study published today

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