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Millions of people rely on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce to reduce their exposure to toxic synthetic pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. The alternative is buy organic.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced legislation today to ban a highly toxic and widely used pesticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems, challenging the Trump administration's decision to allow its continued use.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

In an action with national and global implications, today California officially listed glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, as a chemical known to cause cancer under the state’s Proposition 65 law. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency will cripple the agency’s ability to protect public health and natural resources from toxic pollution, said EWG S

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On June 27, 2017, the American Academy for Pediatrics and EWG sent the letter attached and below to Environmental Protection Agency Adminsitrator Scott Pruitt on the agency's recent decision to pull back a scheduled ban on the pesticides chlorpyri

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, June 22, 2017

American Oversight filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency today to force the release of documents and communications regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt’s March 29 decision to overrule EPA scientists and permit the continued use of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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News Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

California’s landmark health guideline for Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate is a huge step forward, but falls short of protecting children’s health, according to evidence assembled by EWG scientists.

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News Release
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Below and attached are comments EWG has submitted to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Limit for human intake of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate, also called Roundup.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last week the Trump administration decided to delay a rule meant to ensure that the most dangerous pesticides are applied safely. This came just days after farmworkers were made sick from exposure to one of the pesticides in question, which was improperly sprayed on a California citrus orchard.

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News Release
Friday, April 14, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When mothers were exposed to glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer – during pregnancy, their babies weighed less at birth, according to inital data from an ongoing study.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today launched a joint investigation into the March 29 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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News Release
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On April 11, 2017, American Oversight and EWG filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture over chlorpyrifos action.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, April 7, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Last week Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stuck to his long-standing practice of ignoring science, disregarding data that shows the pesticide chlorpyrifos could harm kids’ brains.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Here are several of this past week’s deep dives on developments coming out of the Trump White House.

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In one of his first major decisions as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over scientists in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency's proposal to ban chlorpyrifos – an insecticide that at small doses can harm children's brains and nervous systems – from use on food crops.

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News Release
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As one of his first major decisions as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt must rule by the end of this week on the safety of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide that can harm children’s developing brains and nervous systems. The pesticide industry is lobbying hard to keep using chlorpyrifos, but we’re pushing back.

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Blog Post
Monday, March 13, 2017

Does hearing about pesticides on produce make people less likely to eat fruits and vegetables? No – just the opposite. But that’s what the pesticide lobby would like to have you believe.

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