Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.
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 givesRead More
Atrazine, a widely used agricultural weedkiller that disrupts hormones, contaminates tap water supplies for about 7.6 million Americans at potentially harmful levels. But the federal government is doing little to counter the threat.Read More
For many of us, Labor Day is one of the last hurrahs of the summer. And it’s a busy travel weekend, with roughly 35 million Americans taking a getaway.Read More
It has been roughly three weeks since we released EWG’s new national drinking water database, and the response from consumers and media outlets has been sweeping and sustained.Read More
In 2016, an EWG report found that chromium-6 – a cancer-causing compound made notorious by the film “Erin Brockovich” – contaminated the tap water supplies of 218 million Americans in all 50 states. But our just-released Tap Water Database shows the problem is even worse than that.Read More
In the face of opposition by the power industry, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is planning to scrap an Obama-era rule to curb discharges of lead, arsenic and mercury from power plants into sources of drinking water.Read More
Scott Pruitt, polluters’ puppet and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, knows most Americans are strongly opposed to his anti-public health, anti-kids, anti-science agenda. That’s why he does all he can to hide it.
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Lead was banned from paint in 1978, and from gasoline in 1996. But two years ago the water-poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, turned the nation's attention to the tragic truth that lead still threatens Americans – especially children.Read More
Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
If you're one of the 44 million people relying on a private well for drinking water, here's what you should know and do to make sure your water is safe.Read More
Since the release of EWG’s National Tap Water Database just over a week ago, this question has been popping up a lot: “What now? Should I switch over to bottled water?”Read More
An industrial solvent classified as a likely carcinogen, which is also a common impurity in cosmetics and household cleaners, was detected in samples of drinking water supplies for nearly 90 million Americans in 45 states, according to testing data from local utilities analyzed by EWG.Read More
If you’re concerned about what’s in your water, buying a water filter is a smart next step.Read More
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.Read More
Starting today, the vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. EWG’s new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.