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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, introduced legislation today to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products used by consumers and professional cleaning workers. If the bill passes, it would be the first such law to take effect in the nation.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Levels of a cancer-causing flame retardant are increasing dramatically in the bodies of American adults and children, according to a new study led by Duke University scientists, in collaboration with researchers at EWG and other universities.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
For decades, federal regulations have let companies use the word “fragrance” on soap, shampoo, skincare and other personal care product labels to hide the identity of multiple chemicals, many of them linked to allergies or other health effects. For the most part, personal care product companies and fragrance manufacturers have resisted calls for disclosure, and “fragrance” has remained a black box for hundreds of chemicals in thousands of everyday products.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Scott Pruitt, approved today by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency, would take office as the worst EPA administrator in history, EWG President and Co-Founder Ken Cook said. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, claims he made great progress in protecting the state’s water from pollution by factory chicken farms. But EWG’s new aerial analysis of a sensitive watershed in his home state shows that the number of industrial poultry farms has increased, putting the water at even greater risk of contamination.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
New research based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals. EWG’s report supplements a new peer-reviewed study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters , which shows some of the test samples contained traces of a notorious and now-banned chemical formerly used to make DuPont's Teflon.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Oklahoma environmental advocates and attorneys met yesterday with members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to strongly refute Scott Pruitt’s claims that he advanced pollution cleanup efforts as the state’s attorney general.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Some pregnant women who follow the new U.S. fish advice will be exposed to far too much mercury, say scientists and advocates. They maintain that the outdated science used for developing the guidelines is dangerously out of step with the latest peer-reviewed science.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
After taking $40,000 in campaign contributions from poultry industry interests, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt – President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency – stymied cleanup of a protected river polluted by factory farms’ chicken manure, an EWG investigation found.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 833 top-rated personal care and cosmetics products , allowing consumers to quickly spot items that meet stringent ingredient and transparency requirements.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Today the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth sued the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to protect the public from dangers associated with popular hair straightening treatments.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Golden Globe Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominated actress Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the board of directors at EWG. She brings not only enormous influence, but also a longstanding commitment to environmental health to the group’s governing body.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The nation’s public health protection laws, including those in place to reduce pollution in our air, land and water, will be under withering assault with President-elect Donald Trump’s apparent pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, said EWG President Ken Cook.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, a nationally recognized health and wellness advocate and author, has joined the board of directors at EWG, further raising the group’s profile as the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency named the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate under the new Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21 st Century Act, the first update since 1976 of the nation’s primary toxic substances law.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
In a growing market for Black cosmetics, Black women nonetheless have limited choices for products that score low in potentially harmful ingredients, an EWG analysis of more than 1,100 products found. Because black women appear to buy and use more personal care products, the limited options could mean they are being exposed to more potentially hazardous chemicals.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of 10 priority chemicals . Here is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs:
Friday, November 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew's rampage through North Carolina's coastal plain flooded more than 140 feces-strewn swine and poultry barns, more than a dozen open pits brimming with hog waste and thousands of acres of manure-saturated fields, an analysis by EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance reveals.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
With the generous support of the Jonas Family Fund, EWG is launching the Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health, redoubling EWG’s decades-long commitment to children’s environmental health with a bold new research and advocacy agenda for 2017 and beyond, both organizations announced today.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In the last three years , farmers in parts of California's Central Valley irrigated nearly 100,000 acres of food crops with billions of gallons of oil field wastewater possibly tainted with toxic chemicals, including chemicals that can cause cancer and reproductive harm, according to an EWG analysis of state data.
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