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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Asthma can be caused by outdoor air pollution, but also by indoor emissions of chemicals, strong odors, mold, smoke or other factors.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

At long last, the veil of secrecy over chemicals in cleaning products is lifting.

Friday, December 8, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers subsidize dirty, dangerous and aging coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

It’s not just a poor diet and lack of exercise that can make kids overweight.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The phaseout of a hazardous chemical formerly used to make Teflon has likely prevented thousands of low-weight births in the U.S. each year, saving billions of dollars in health care costs, says a new study from researchers at New York University.  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In 2006, I sent samples of my breast milk and my infant son’s urine to researchers investigating a rocket fuel chemical that can permanently harm the developing brains of fetuses and young children.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency knows that dozens of the chemicals used in fracking pose health hazards. The agency not only allows their use, but also lets the oil and gas industry keep the chemicals secret, according to a new report.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.

Friday, November 17, 2017

In a new report this week, EWG discovered that a large swath of profitable farm operations are getting subsidized twice for one crop loss. In 2014 and 2015 these double dippers took advantage of federal farm subsidy programs to the tune of nearly $24 billion dollars, courtesy of taxpayers.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Five years is a long time in the life of a child – and for the child’s parents. Five years can be a period of profound change, growth and development. But if Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has his way, millions of American kids will continue to eat harmful amounts of at least two dangerous pesticides for at least that long.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Over the next decade, U.S. cities and towns will spend an estimated $300 billion to replace aging water and sewer pipes. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Confused by the labels on turkeys? EWG helps you sort out the facts with a new label decoder.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pregnant women’s exposure to a rocket fuel chemical, which contaminates drinking water for millions of Americans, could harm the development of fetuses' brains, a new British study found.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Of all the dangers that could be present in our homes, dust may not be the first to come to mind.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. earned the awful distinction of being the only nation on Earth to stand in opposition to the Paris climate accord. EWG was quick to call out the Trump administration for its actions around climate change and indifference to leadership.

Friday, November 3, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (11/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 1 percent of samples from public drinking water systems nationwide were contaminated with PFOA, a nonstick chemical formerly used to make DuPont's Teflon.