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What you use to clean your surroundings can affect your health and the environment. EWG gives you the tools to make better choices. Clean wisely.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you’re planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to your nearest beach or lake for time outdoors, it’s more important than ever to make your health and safety a priority.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

You can combat the novel coronavirus effectively while using products that are safe for you and your family.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Today AspenClean announced its collection of nine cleaning products that meet the Environmental Working Group’s rigorous criteria for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency. These are the first cleaning products to earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Frequent use of cleaning products in the home may increase a baby’s risk of developing asthma and chronic wheezing during early childhood, and could be an important area for respiratory health interventions, a new study suggests.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

The notorious carcinogen asbestos has been found in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children’s toy makeup kit, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The tragic death of a restaurant worker who was overcome from fumes after two cleaning agents were accidentally mixed together is a cautionary example of the serious risks to people when certain chemical-containing cleaning products are blended together.

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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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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The use of disinfectant cleaners in the home could increase a baby’s risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life, according to a new study. The risk appears to rise depending on how heavily disinfectants are used, but even once-weekly use was linked to an infant’s likelihood of being overweight or obese as a toddler.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is thought to be the first to assess occupational or domestic cleaning product exposure as it relates to the decline of lung function.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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Monday, October 16, 2017

In a major victory for consumers’ and workers’ right to know, Gov. Brown has signed a bill into law that requires manufacturers of a wide array of cleaning products to disclose ingredients.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In a major victory toward safer cleaning products in the marketplace, today California lawmakers approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in home and commercial cleaning products. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California would join New York as one of only two states with cleaning products disclosure laws.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced Wednesday the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Exposure to a mixture of chemicals commonly found in household and commercial cleaning products can lead to birth defects in laboratory animals that can last for generations, according to a new study by Virginia Tech and Washington State University researchers.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

With today’s announcement by SC Johnson that it will disclose the presence of hundreds of potential skin allergens that could be found in its products, the the family-owned company continues its role as an industry leader in the area of transparency, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m., the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee will consider the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258).
 

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