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Friday, November 15, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

The Trump administration announced in a document posted Thursday that it plans to weaken environmental safeguards for atrazine, a weedkilling pesticide linked to birth defects and cancer in humans.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

A federal court on Thursday ruled the Trump EPA acted “unlawfully” when the agency refused to consider “legacy” uses of toxic substances like asbestos and lead when reviewing health risks under a revamped chemicals safety law signed by President Obama.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The tragic death of a restaurant worker who was overcome from fumes after two cleaning agents were accidentally mixed together is a cautionary example of the serious risks to people when certain chemical-containing cleaning products are blended together.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A highly toxic Teflon chemical has been detected in the drinking water sources serving President Trump and other members of the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J., according to a new analysis of water utility tests by the Environmental Working Group and first reported on by Politico.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in almost 200 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

The Trump administration today officially notified the United Nations that the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, with the withdrawal to be completed by this time next year, according to a statement issued by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

October was Children’s Environmental Health Month in California, a designation made by state legislators to raise awareness about the importance of cleaner air and water, safer food and healthier products for kids. But lawmakers and state officials didn’t just observe the occasion: They also took important actions to protect children’s health from hazardous chemicals.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Public water utilities in Kentucky have detected toxic perfluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in the drinking water sources for roughly 800,000 residents, according to an analysis by Environmental Working Group of recent utility tests from all 50 states.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Parents and communities have long worried about the health risks of chemicals in synthetic turf made from rubber tires, which can be contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals linked to increased risk of cancer.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the registration review for the pesticide paraquat dichloride, commonly called paraquat.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

EWG News Roundup (10/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – as you may have noticed from the annual explosion of pink products claiming to fund breast cancer research.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Just because your community’s tap water gets a passing grade from the government does not mean it’s safe

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A sample of residential tap water in Louisville, Ky, contained 10 different compounds in the family of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group

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Friday, October 18, 2019

EWG News Roundup (10/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

In response to new asbestos detections of Johnson & Johnson’s popular baby powder, EWG today urged Congress to act quickly to require warning labels on products made with talc.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

State regulators announced steps on Wednesday to reduce the risks of lead exposure faced by young children in day care facilities across California. In a public hearing, the State Water Resources Board agreed to adopt a goal of reducing lead in centers’ drinking water to no more than 1 part per billion, or ppb. The board’s decision represents the toughest action in the country to date on this issue.

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