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Friday, November 16, 2018

After a career as a coal lobbyist and five months as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler has been tapped by President Trump to be the agency’s next administrator.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Cities across the nation are fighting a provision in the House of Representatives’ version of the federal farm bill that would block cities, counties and school districts from restricting the use of toxic pesticides on playgrounds and parks.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s white paper on a working approach to chemical prioritization.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Deadly wildfires continue to blaze in Northern and Southern California. Dozens of people are dead, hundreds more missing and entire communities have been destroyed.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Attached is the letter of comments sent by EWG to the state of California in support of OEHHA’s proposed public health goals for disinfection byproducts trihalomethanes in drinking water.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today, 51 environmental and public health groups, including EWG, called on Amazon and eBay to remove illegal skin care products containing dangerous levels of mercury. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

GenX, introduced a decade ago as a “safer” alternative for the notorious non-stick chemicals PFOA and PFOS, is nearly as toxic to people as what it replaced, says an Environmental Protection Agency study released today. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seasonal spikes of atrazine, a weed killer that disrupts hormones and harms the developing fetus, contaminate the drinking water of millions of Americans at potentially hazardous levels as run-off from corn-growing areas finds its way into source waters and reservoirs.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Attached are EWG's comments to Environmental Protection Agency on the agency's draft human health risk assessment for atrazine and draft cumulative human health risk assessment for triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine and propazine).

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weed killer that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by the Environmental Working Group.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The results of the mid-term elections are a repudiation of President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda that could not have come at a more critical time for the health and well-being of every American, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

The section of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website that linked human activity, fossil fuels and carbon dioxide to climate change seems to have disappeared for good.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

For some time we’ve been calling the decline of the coal industry “a death spiral.” Now it’s more accurate to call it coal’s last gasp.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

The largest-ever animal study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the National Toxicology Program, or NTP, confirms earlier evidence from human studies that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tests found more of the weed killer glyphosate than of some vitamins in samples of oat-based breakfast cereals marketed to children, an Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

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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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