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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In a major victory toward safer cleaning products in the marketplace, today California lawmakers approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in home and commercial cleaning products. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California would join New York as one of only two states with cleaning products disclosure laws.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Before he became President Trump’s pick to oversee the nation's chemical safety, Michael Dourson argued for a weak drinking water standard for a rocket fuel chemical that impairs babies’ developing brains, on behalf of big defense contractors and chemical companies.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

EWG: Another Sign of Trump's Contempt for Democratic Values 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Michael Dourson, President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, has made his career being paid by polluters – like Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and the Koch brothers – to weaken chemical safety standards.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

California lawmakers unanimously approved sweeping legislation today that could mean hundreds of thousands more at-risk children would be tested for lead poisoning each year. The legislation would bring major improvements to a long-struggling program that researchers estimate fails to identify almost two-thirds of lead-poisoned children in the state.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

When you think of chloroform, your thoughts may drift to faint memories of 1970s television shows in which a villain knocks out their victim with chloroform-soaked cloth.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

EWG’s just-released Tap Water Database shows that a startling number of cancer-causing chemicals contaminate the nation’s drinking water. Of 250 different contaminants detected in tests by local utilities, 93 are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

President Trump has nominated Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety for the EPA, even though Dourson has repeatedly sought to weaken chemical safety standards on behalf of polluters for a price.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – By October of this year, the staff at the Environmental Protection Agency will be reduced to levels not seen since the Reagan administration, 30 years ago, according to

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An unregulated cancer-causing industrial solvent, which is also a hidden impurity in cosmetics and household cleaners, was found in samples from tap water supplies for nearly 90 million Americans in 45 states, according to test data from local utilities analyzed by EWG.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

When it comes to your drinking water, getting a passing grade from the federal government may not be good enough.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A report today by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post details the enormous power Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has handed to a former Florida political consultant, who is now in charge of blessing or denying grants to states.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Flame retardants found in everyday consumer products such as furniture could decrease a woman’s fertility, and ability to conceive and have a healthy delivery, new research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The cellphone industry is pushing laws to take away local governments’ rights to decide whether or where to allow facilities for high-speed wireless networks that use a technology whose health effects have not been studied.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced Wednesday the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

More than 3 million acres of soybeans and other crops were damaged when a herbicide called dicamba drifted onto their fields, according to a just-published report in The Washington Post on the “arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers.”

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Monday, August 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking into Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent trips home to Oklahoma – an investigation that could show he's neglecting his duty to protect public health even as he gives

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Internal Environmental Protection Agency documents show that Administrator Scott Pruitt has effectively relinquished the EPA’s oversight of pesticide safety to the Department of Agriculture, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

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