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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.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lobbyists for polluting industries and opponents of environmental regulation have been tripping over one another to come up with self-serving lists of targets for the Congressional Super Committee as it labors to find ways to reduce federal spending and trim the deficit. 

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Friday, September 30, 2011

A quick spritz of air freshener may seem like a simple way to kill funky odors. Unfortunately, that pleasing smell is just more indoor air pollution.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 

The Environmental Protection Agency has handed a major victory to veterans, civilian workers and families who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when its drinking water was polluted with the chemical trichloroethylene, a solvent used to remove grease from metal.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chemical agriculture's defense of pesticides conjures up the image of the chain-smoking industry attorney Nathan Thurm slithering through a minefield of facts and figures about the causes of global warming in this classic skit from Saturday Night Live.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

If you've ever dry cleaned your clothes (you have, right?), you've likely wondered how the "dry" part happens. And it may even have crossed your mind that it's a chemical process. Of course you'd be right.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Even though toxic flame retardant chemicals were banned in 2006, pregnant women in California carry high levels of the hazardous substances in their blood, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EWG submits comments urging the FDA and EPA to take a closer look at nanomaterials, broaden their definition of these substances and fully assess the risks to public health.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

In discussions of the causes of cancer, environmental exposures have long been the unloved stepchild. But that's changing.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Across the nation, water agencies have conducted hundreds of voluntary tests for this pollutant in response to EWG's startling discovery in 2010 that chromium-6 contamination is widespread in Americans' water supplies.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The chemical industry has no trouble compiling production and sales information to give to investors on a quarterly basis. When human health or the environment are on the line, however, providing similar information to the Environmental Protection Agency is apparently too much of a burden.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Environmental Working Group senior scientist David Andrews issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of its revised Chemical Data Reporting rule (CDR).

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Monday, August 1, 2011

The “Dirty Dozen” label doesn’t apply only to produce.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

If the thought of eating weed-killer with your watermelon makes your cringe, you’re not alone. Nearly 60 percent of Americans prefer organic over conventional foods.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In a letter to the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations, national and state environmental and health organizations called for full funding of the National Children’s Study.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The California Environmental Protection Agency has set a public health goal of 0.02 parts per billion for drinking water contamination with the carcinogenic compound hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Over the past year, industrial produce growers and pesticide makers have made much ado about EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which assembles federal testing data on many fruits and vegetables and makes it easy for consumers to see which have the most pesticide residues – and which have the least.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The produce industry, fresh off a failed attempt to get the federal government to fuzz up the results of its annual tests for pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, is at it again.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Watch Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, share shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today’s Senate committee vote to provide medical care for veterans and families made ill by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune marks an important advance in the effort to address health problems of an estimated 750,000 Americans.

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