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Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.

 
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Environmental Working Group and American Oversight formally petitioned the Department of Energy today to release all communications between senior officials and the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

North Carolina’s two Republican senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, will not support President Trump’s nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a report in the Wilmington Star News.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Five years is a long time in the life of a child – and for the child’s parents. Five years can be a period of profound change, growth and development. But if Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has his way, millions of American kids will continue to eat harmful amounts of at least two dangerous pesticides for at least that long.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Over the next decade, U.S. cities and towns will spend an estimated $300 billion to replace aging water and sewer pipes. 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticides demand it fully consider the risks of low-dose exposures to pyrethroid pesticides during pregnancy and childhood.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S. utilities plan to close 75 coal and nuclear power units in the next three years, according to federal data compiled by the Environmental Working Group. But the Trump administration is telling other nations that coal and nuclear power can help fight climate change.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Some paints emit harmful chemicals that can cause a range of health-related issues, from dizziness and headaches to liver or nervous system damage. Learn more in EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Energy efficient light bulbs are good for the environment and your pocketbook. Learn more tips on staying healthy at home with EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dust is a complex mixture of dead skin, soil tracked in from outdoors, fungal spores and chemicals from household products, which may be harmful. Learn more about how to protect your loved ones from toxic household dust with EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Most mattresses on the market are full of chemicals that can pollute your bedroom air and harm your body. View all of our tips on finding a healthier mattress in EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Water filters remove or reduce the myriad chemicals that contaminate our nation's drinking water, some of which are linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. For more tips on selecting the best filter for your home, visit EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Earlier today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to assess President Trump's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. We're here with EWG's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs to get his take on the hearing. You can learn more about Dourson’s toxic history here.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

We pulled together some highlights from the first eight months of 2017 that we hope you will enjoy. And, a huge THANK YOU from the team here at EWG for your support!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. Learn more at www.ewg.org/tapwater.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A cancer-causing chemical, 1,2,3-trichloropropane, or TCP, has been uncovered in the drinking water served to many living in the California Central Valley. The details of the widespread pollution were hidden for years by the chemical’s manufacturers Dow and Shell.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

David Page, an attorney from Scott Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, reveals the Environmental Protection Agency nominee's history of protecting corporate polluters over people's health.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ponca Councilwoman, Casey Camp-Horinek, talks about Scott Pruitt's environmental record in Oklahoma. 

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