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Friday, February 14, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Friday marks one year since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its latest plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have likely contaminated a majority of drinking water supplies nationwide. But President Trump’s so-called action plan has met few of the milestones parents expect from a one-year-old.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The landmark Food Quality Protection Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to protect children’s health by applying an extra margin of safety to legal limits for pesticides in food. But an investigation by EWG, published this week in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, found that the EPA has failed to add the mandated children’s health safety factor to the allowable limits for almost 90 percent of the most common pesticides.

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News Release
Monday, February 10, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal, released today, seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and other agencies, and shows the administration’s continuing indifference to growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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News Release
Friday, February 7, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Menstrual care products may be an important source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, according to two new studies that add to the mounting evidence.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Farms in California can no longer buy a neurotoxic pesticide that can damage children’s brains and nervous systems.

As of today, chlorpyrifos is banned for sale in the state that grows most of the nation’s fresh produce. Farmers have until the end of the year to use any remaining stockpiles of the pesticide they have on hand.

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News Release
Friday, January 31, 2020

This week, EWG scientists evaluated eight cleaning products recommended by the "Today" show to see how well they stacked up according to EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed its claims today that the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Environmental Working Group is writing to urge ATSDR, an agency on the front lines of the fight to protect public health from PFAS pollution, to provide on its website the most robust, easily accessible information for the public, medical professionals and policymakers.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Attached is EWG’s testimony to the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, January 27, 2020

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Kellogg's will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods.

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News Release
Friday, January 24, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Envirionmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo and EWG president and co-founder Ken Cook today praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking bold action to reduce PFAS pollution.

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News Release
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.

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News Release
Friday, January 17, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

The notorious carcinogen asbestos has been found in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children’s toy makeup kit, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Florida health officials are warning of an unusually early outbreak of blue-green algae on the Caloosahatchee River, a popular tourist area on the state’s southwestern Gulf Coast.

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