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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration will ban the use of toxic lead acetate in consumer hair dyes such as Grecian Formula, the agency announced today. Lead acetate is the active ingredient that slowly darkens gray hair when used every few days, and can increase the level of lead in users’ bodies.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import data analyzed by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Group.

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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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Friday, September 21, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Experts predict mosquito and tick bites and subsequent infections will continue to rise as warmer climates expand insect habitats and populations.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/31): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend:

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Friday, August 24, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Depending on where you live, schools are either back in session or the first day is fast approaching. A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or USPIRG, found harmful chemicals in everyday school supplies that could be in your child’s classroom or backpack.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bug spray is easily one of the most confusing products to buy for your kids. There are a lot of ingredients to choose from and a lot of misinformation. Will they work? Are they safe? Knowing which one to buy can feel like a crapshoot.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

As the school year begins, the movement to exercise caution in students’ use of cell phones and other wireless devices is gaining international momentum.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hairdressers, nail technicians and other beauty salon workers face some of the greatest occupational exposures to toxic chemicals. A bill moving through the California Legislature would be the first in the nation to provide salon workers with the information about ingredients in the products they use daily.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

We get it. Like so many things in parenting, choosing a sunscreen for kids has become ridiculously confusing and anxiety provoking. You don’t want your kids to get sunburned, or have other skin damage that can lead to cancer and premature aging later in life.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Today Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest multinational manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, announced a new transparency initiative that  will provide additional details on fragrance chemicals used in its Johnson’s baby products.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

EWG News Roundup (7/20): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A number of factors should come into play when you’re choosing a bug repellent: what part of the country you live in, where you plan to travel, whether you’re pregnant and whether you are planning to use the product on children. EWG’s 2018 Guide to Bug Repellents can help you find the right product for yourself and your family.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Today American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for release of documents detailing contacts between former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and the chemical industry ahead of the agency’s decision to exclude major sources of exposure when evaluating the health risks of asbestos and three other highly toxic chemicals.

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