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Friday, July 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Thirty years ago today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to ban asbestos. It failed, and despite more than 1 million deaths of Americans since then, now the Trump EPA is working to keep the deadly carcinogen legal.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It’s that time of year: Mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force, and so are all the latest bug repellent products claiming to keep them at bay. So what bug repellent ingredients do EWG scientists recommend for kids?

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Friday, July 5, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Does your family head to the beach every Fourth of July? Host friends and family for a picnic? Watch the sunset until the fireworks start? Whatever your particular tradition, EWG has you covered when it comes to celebrating the holiday safely and in good health.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk” to the American public or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

EWG today applauded House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for demanding new data from the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of imported cosmetics. 

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Friday, June 21, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures, which are used in a variety of consumer products, can be found in the bodies of nearly every American and in the developing fetus.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make products “look, smell, feel and taste like food.” 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On Tuesday, bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

EWG has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to include a 10-fold Food Quality Protection Act children’s health safety factor for the triclosan human health assessment and to consider all routes of exposure from all potential sources for triclosan in the final assessment for this antimicrobial chemical.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has once again found talc-based cosmetics marketed to teens contain asbestos.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

EWG has submitted a petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that biomonitoring of the American public include tests for common sunscreen ingredients. Research conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that four common sunscreen ingredients absorbed through the skin in amounts that require additional safety consideration. For this reason, biomonitoring for sunscreen chemicals is essential for protecting public health.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

California lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday to safeguard workers and their families from the toxic effects of lead exposure, following revelations that state officials failed to investigate hundreds of cases of lead-poisoned workers.  

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

As with so many things in parenting, choosing a sunscreen for kids can be confusing and anxiety-provoking. You don’t want your kids to get sunburned or have other skin damage that can lead to premature aging and cancer later in life. But neither do you want to coat them in sunscreen – and get yelled at while doing it – only to find out later that it’s loaded with chemicals that may cause other health problems.

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Environmental Working Group has filed a public records request seeking internal records that could help shed light on the EPA’s decision to jettison funding for a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children of toxic chemicals and industrial pollution.

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