Documented Duke Energy's environmental malfeasances
Duke Energy is the largest investor-owned electric utility in the U.S. But a report by Environmental Working Group reveals another distinction: Its puny investments in renewable energy, schemes to penalize customers who want to go solar, and environmental record make Duke public energy enemy No. 1.
Assessed combined risk of multiple tap water pollutants
EWG scientists developed a novel analytical method for calculating the combined health impacts of carcinogens and other toxic contaminants in 2,737 community water systems in California. The study was published by a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Environmental Health.
Detailed the agricultural contaminants the plague Iowa’s domestic wells
Private wells across Iowa are contaminated with unsafe levels of two agricultural contaminants, according to an investigation by the EWG and the Iowa Environmental Council.
Investigated factory farms in Ohio that were contributing to yearly algal blooms
Unregulated animal factory farms are funneling nutrient-rich pollution into Lake Erie, feeding an enormous toxic algae bloom each summer, according to an investigation by the EWG and the Environmental Law & Policy Center.
Launched the first set of fragrances to earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark
Michelle Pfeiffer launched Henry Rose, a new collection of five distinct scents that meets the Environmental Working Group’s rigorous criteria for health and transparency. This is the first fine fragrance line to earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark.
Unveiled the 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
Kale was found to have higher levels and a greater number of pesticide residues than nearly all other produce found on supermarket shelves, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 Dirty Dozen™.
Found PFAS chemicals tainting the water of more than 100 military bases
Water sampled on or near at least 106 military sites was contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, above what EPA considers safe, according to Department of Defense data analyzed by EWG. But that’s only the tip of a toxic iceberg.
FDA proposes sunscreen regulations in a major win for public health
The FDA released a proposal for updated sunscreen regulations – a big step toward protecting public health by bringing significant improvements to the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens sold in the U.S.
Unilever announces full fragrance transparency
EWG applauded personal care products giant Unilever for making good on its commitment to give consumers information about fragrance ingredients across its 15 brands of cosmetics and personal care products.
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