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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Friday, February 23, 2018

EWG News Roundup 2/23: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Releases from chemical products, including ones we use every day in our homes, are as much a cause of air pollution as automobile emissions, according to a new study that has big implications for how airborne pollutants are regulated.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A rash of product recalls, government warning notices and contaminated cosmetics may finally push Congress to give our broken cosmetics law a makeover.

Friday, February 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (2/16): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Third-graders’ reading scores in Flint, Mich., have dropped dramatically since the city’s crisis of lead contamination in drinking water began, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press and The New Republic.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tests by drinking water utilities serving 1.8 million Americans in 45 states detected lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest available federal data.

Friday, February 9, 2018

No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by EWG were the first to find BPA in the umbilical cords of nine of 10 infants sampled.
 

Friday, February 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (2/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Monday, February 5, 2018

If the Environmental Working Group were to assign a book for parents and expectant parents, it would be “Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

Friday, February 2, 2018

EWG News Roundup 2/2: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In September, EWG reported that each year about a third of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal don’t receive lead testing required by law. But the problem is much worse than we estimated.

Friday, January 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The rejection of dirty and expensive coal power is accelerating worldwide. Yet the Trump administration continues its desperate attempts to keep a dying industry on life support.

 

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Last week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency took steps that could lead to the repeal of health-protective safeguards designed to prevent teenage farmworkers from handling toxic pesticides. But California is having none of it.

Friday, January 19, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

An unbelievably dumb and extremely dangerous dare has gone viral on social media. It’s the “Tide Pod Challenge”: biting down on the small, colorful – and potentially poisonous – packets of liquid laundry detergent until they burst in your mouth. 

Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart via Flickr.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Americans have good reasons to question the quality of their drinking water. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking steps that could lift health-protective safeguards designed to prevent teenage farmworkers from handling toxic pesticides.

Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

This week, federal regulators rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to require the use of electricity from failing coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are available

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