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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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Friday, May 6, 2016

Chemicals in cosmetics are largely unregulated, so it’s no surprise that some irresponsible companies and their hired-gun lobbyists are fighting the Personal Care Products Safety Act, bipartisan legislation that would finally regulate cosmetics.

 

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These common laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling. But in-wash fabric softeners and heat-activated dryer sheets pack a powerful combination of chemicals that can harm your health, damage the environment and pollute the air, both inside and outside your home.

 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shoppers searching for a mattress want the safest option they can afford. Attracted by labels claiming that products are “eco-friendly,” “natural,” “certified” or “organic,” many are willing to pay more for them. But what do the labels really mean?

 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Go green this Earth Day with EWG’s new Healthy Living app. We’ve heard you loud and clear. Time and again, we’ve been asked to package our advice and consumer guides so you can use them wherever you go to help make the better choice every time you shop.

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What are your chances of getting bit by a mosquito infected with the Zika virus? 

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Though the current Zika outbreak has been concentrated in Latin America and the Caribbean, it has now reached Miami. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women, women who might become pregnant and their partners to not to travel to a small community in Miami, just north of the city center, and to take strong precautions against mosquito bites.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Every parent knows that caring for a new baby requires lots and lots of cleaning. But can washing up the milk and spit-up introduce your baby to potentially harmful chemicals?

 

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