EWG research showed that 10,000 people die each year of asbestos-related diseases and unearthed documents showing that corporate executives concealed for decades the dangers of making or handling asbestos-containing materials.
Today American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for release of documents detailing contacts between former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and the chemical industry ahead of the agency’s decision to exclude major sources of exposure when evaluating the health risks of asbestos and three other highly toxic chemicals.Read More
A Russian asbestos company is lavishing praise on Donald Trump and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Read More
One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising President Trump for allowing asbestos to remain legal in the U.S.Read More
Today the Environmental Protection Agency released documents indicating it will dramatically scale back its safety evaluations for 10 chemicals under the revamped Toxic Substances Control ActRead More
More than 60 nations have banned all uses of asbestos. Shockingly, the U.S. isn’t one of them. The nation’s new toxics law gives the Environmental Protection Agency the power to completely ban the notorious killer, but the chemical industry is pushing for continued exemptions for some uses.Read More
The full-page ad on the back of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is supposed to be funny.Read More
Public interest and government watchdog groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency for all its communications with the chemical industry on the fate of asbestos under the new federal chemicals law.Read More
A rash of product recalls, government warning notices and contaminated cosmetics may finally push Congress to give our broken cosmetics law a makeover.Read More
EWG News Roundup (2/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.Read More
Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.Read More
When asbestos is found in products children put on their bodies, enough is enough.Read More
Seat belts. Two pilots in every cockpit. Cribs that don’t strangle infants. These federal rules, and many others, have saved a lot of lives over the years. In the process they’ve made American consumer products better and given customers more confidence in their purchases.Read More
Last year, former President Barack Obama signed an update to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act into law, finally giving the EPA authority to ban asbestos use and importation. The agency is moving full steam ahead. But this progress could be stalled if Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to head the EPA, is confirmed by the Senate.
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The nation’s new chemical safety law promises to give the Environmental Protection Agency expanded authority to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. But of the tens of thousands of chemicals on the market, most never tested for safety, which should the EPA tackle first?
Your kids spend most of the day at school, and you may be surprised at what they could be breathing in their classrooms, cafeterias, hallways and gymnasiums: deadly asbestos fibers.Read More
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting lawsuits, Ford began spending millions for questionable studies trying to show that brake mechanics exposed to asbestos are not at increased risk of cancer.
Federal regulators have known for almost 40 years that the talc in personal care products can be contaminated with deadly asbestos fibers but left it to the cosmetics industry to monitor itself, according to documents published this week by an independent investigative news site.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 92 passengers boarded American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles. Around the world, we watched the unthinkable terrorist attacks on our nation as that hijacked plane and then three others crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In less than 20 minutes, the terrorist-controlled airliners hit both towers of the World Trade Center complex on the morning of September 11, 2001. As tens of thousands of workers and residents in lower Manhattan strained to get out of the area, a group of Americans worked their way toward the buildings and an emergency situation the likes of which they’d never seen.