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Michael Dourson, President Trump’s expected nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety office, has made a career of helping industry stave off or weaken regulations on toxic chemicals.Read More
In his first six months, President Trump’s legislative agenda has stalled in Congress. But through regulatory rollbacks, he is waging a slash-and-burn assault on public health and the environment.Read More
In May, EWG reported that former chemical industry bigwig Nancy Beck was the scariest Trump appointee you’ve never heard of. We may have spoken too soon.Read More
In a unanimous vote today, the California Water Resources Control Board adopted a stringent, health-protective drinking water limit for 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, an extremely potent carcinogen that was formerly an impurity in pesticides once widely used in the state’s San Joaquin Valley.Read More
When asbestos is found in products children put on their bodies, enough is enough.Read More
WASHINGTON – In choosing Michael Dourson to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals and pesticides division, President Trump has continued his fox-in-the-henhouse approach to children’s environmental healthRead More
President Trump said last week that in his first months in office he has accomplished "more ... than practically any president in history." His claim is not supported by the facts, but at the six-month mark one thing is indisputable: No president and administration have ever done so much so quickly to roll back protections for children's health and safety.Read More
I’m a big fan of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," so when Kim Kardashian West launched her new beauty line, I was eager to buy her Crème Contour and Highlight Kit. Expecting the kits to sell out in a matter of minutes, I ordered mine exactly one minute after it went on sale in her online store.Read More
Almost two years ago, EWG first reported that more than 17,000 women and girls had lost some or all of their hair after using a shampoo advertised by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean and sold by one of the nation’s largest direct marketing firms.Read More
The harmful effects of some chemicals can be passed down not only to children, but also to grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, according to a new EWG report on the growing body of transgenerational toxicity research.Read More
Vomiting. Burning sensation. Pain.
These are some of the effects children as young as 5 months experienced after using cosmetics and other personal care products, according to data collected by the Food and Drug Administration.Read More
Below and attached are comments EWG submitted in support of the National Toxicology Program’s evaluation of the cancer hazards of haloacetic acids, water disinfection byproducts found in tap water served to millions of Americans.Read More
More than 200 personal care products marketed to children and babies may contain 1,4-dioxane, a common contaminant that is a likely carcinogen.Read More
Brominated flame retardant chemicals, banned in the U.S. since 2004, still pollute the bodies of newborn American babies, according to a new study from Indiana University scientists.Read More
In an action with national and global implications, today California officially listed glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, as a chemical known to cause cancer under the state’s Proposition 65 law.Read More
Last week Chemours – a DuPont spinoff company that inherited liability for some of its parent's nastiest toxic messes – announced "voluntary actions" to clean up and eliminate pollution from a highly fluorinated chemical, which is a potential human carcinogen. The company’s Fayetteville, N.C., plant has been discharging the chemical, GenX, into the Cape Fear River since 1980.Read More
The cozy relationship between the Trump administration and the chemical industry is easy to see. But now we’re getting details of how Dow courted the president and his top environmental official to keep a dangerous pesticide on the market.
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