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Friday, September 21, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Residents of communities near industrial-scale hog farms in North Carolina face an increased risk of potentially deadly diseases, Duke University scientists reported in a study released this week.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that these outbreaks are erupting everywhere: from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to take the required and necessary steps under federal law to protect children from the dangers of asbestos exposure in the nation’s public and private schools, the agency’s internal watchdog said today.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers, streams and even the Gulf of Mexico continue to rise sharply this summer, according to EWG’s ongoing tracking of algae outbreaks.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

A groundbreaking new study, the first to test what happens in people immediately after they are exposed to bisphenol A, or BPA, shows that levels at which the federal government states is “safe” and should have no effect, in fact can alter insulin response, a key marker for metabolic diseases like diabetes.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016, it flooded more than 140 feces-strewn industrial-scale swine and poultry barns, more than a dozen open pits brimming with liquid hog waste and thousands of acres of manure-saturated fields.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Experts predict mosquito and tick bites and subsequent infections will continue to rise as warmer climates expand insect habitats and populations.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grossly misrepresented his record on the environment.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The family of fluorinated compounds known as PFAS chemicals includes more than 4,700 chemicals – some linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and developmental defects, and others whose health effects are unknown. One thing’s for sure: You don’t want them in your body.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

More than 50 city and county ordinances banning the use of the toxic weed killer glyphosate on local playgrounds, parks and school yards could be overturned by a provision championed by House Republicans in their version of the federal farm bill, an EWG analysis found.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

One reason to think twice before confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the critical open swing seat on the Supreme Court is his long record of adopting extreme views to defend polluters

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

With overwhelming bipartisan support, state lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a suite of landmark proposals to safeguard Californians, from preschool to the workplace, from lead.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

oday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general released a scathing account of the abuses of taxpayer money by former agency head Scott Pruitt, who resigned in disgrace after a scandal-ridden 18-month tenure.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, issued the following statement today on the nomination of Alexandra Dapolito Dunn as the Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/31): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend:

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Friday, August 31, 2018

An unprecedented environmental catastrophe is striking Florida’s storied beaches, lakes and rivers this summer. Outbreaks of three separate strains of harmful algae are killing fish and other marine animals, threatening public health and devastating recreation and tourism.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

EWG News Roundup (8/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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