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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The vast catalogue of chemicals that have never been evaluated for safety makes it urgent for the EPA move quickly to tackle the backlog

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For 10 years, EWG has evaluated sunscreens based on how well they protect against skin cancer and whether they have ingredients that could harm your health. But there's another risk worth consideration: Recent studies show that some of the sunscreen chemicals people should avoid may also endanger coral reefs.
 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ndependence Day celebrations are supposed to be enjoyable. We barbecue, picnic, swim, and gather with family and friends. The holiday weekend is all about fun in the sun.
 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Is your family heading outdoors for sunny days at the beach, pool or park? When skin gets wet or sweaty, sunscreens may not work as well as you expect.
 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The new study by EWG and Duke University researchers shows that the exposures to the two chemicals were higher in Calif. than in a similar study done earlier in N.J.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

You never leave home without it. You might even be holding it right now: your cell phone. But could this essential device be harming your health?

 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shoppers can quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet EWG’s strictest health and transparency standards with the EWG VERIFIED™ mark. The program now features 252 products.  It covers cosmetics, including foundations, blushes, eye shadows, eye liners, lipsticks and lip glosses; skin care products such as lotions and moisturizers; shampoos and soaps; and many more.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

EWG has uncovered new information about a toxic chemical many of us are buying at the grocery store – and how common it really is.

 

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Friday, June 17, 2016

For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, EWG today unveiled an easily searchable database of more than 16,000 food and beverage items that may come in cans, bottles or jars containing the hormone-disrupting chemical, better known as BPA. The list was compiled from a little-known food industry inventory and is now available at EWG's Food Scores database.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans, according to the first comprehensive inventory of the carcinogens that have been measured in people. EWG released inventory today.

 

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Last month the Food and Drug Administration announced new changes to the Nutrition Facts Label we see printed on packaged foods.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The good news: you’re putting sunscreen on yourself and your kids. The bad news: you might be doing it all wrong. Here are the seven most common mistakes people make when putting on sunscreen – and what you should do instead.

 

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Friday, May 27, 2016

The radiation emitted from wireless devices could cause brain cancer, according to a multi-year study from the federal National Toxicology Program. The results appear to confirm human evidence used by the World Health Organization that declared cell phone radiation a possible carcinogen.
 

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A safe, effective sunscreen is an important part of a parent’s sun safety toolkit. Combined with protective clothing, hats, sunglasses and plenty of shade, sunscreen – applied liberally and frequently – can help keep kids safe from damaging UV rays.
 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Applying a safe, effective sunscreen to children is one key to protecting them from sun damage. Sunscreen should never be your child’s first line of defense against the sun, of course, and the reality is that some products fall short.
 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Almost three-fourths of the 750 sunscreens evaluated for EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens, released today, offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, which may harm skin.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recipes for homemade “green” cleaning products often contain a common ingredient: borax.

 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Are there cancer-causing chemicals in your cleaning products? You wouldn’t know, because the majority of cleaners don’t fully disclose their ingredients on the label or online.

 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Right now, you can go online and buy GK Hair Taming System with Juvexin® “Curly” or “Resistant” products. You can do this although these products are only intended for use by salon professionals. Even more troublingly, you can make your purchase even though the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter months ago informing the company that its products are so risky, they’re illegal.

 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

With prom and graduation season right around the corner, teens around the country are turning to indoor tanning salons for the sun-kissed tans they wish for.

 

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