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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Attached is a letter sent by EWG to the CEO of General Mills detailing recent testing that found the herbicide glyphosate in oat-based their foods marketed to children.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children.

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News Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Asbestos imports to the U.S. soared by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August, according to federal import data analyzed by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Friday, October 19, 2018

News Roundup (10/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The White House’s just-released list of planned environmental and public health rollbacks includes letting high-school-age kids spray brain-damaging pesticides on commercial farms.

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News Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Trump administration’s just-released regulatory roadmap leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rolling back safeguards designed to protect children, families and workers from exposure to dangerous chemicals.

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News Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The White House has reportedly shelved a plan by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up the failing coal and nuclear industries by making operators of regional electric grids buy power from aging coal and nuclear plants.

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News Release
Friday, October 12, 2018

News Roundup (10/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, October 11, 2018

A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official.

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News Release
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly betrayed its responsibility to safeguard the health of children. But in recent weeks, the hostile actions of the president and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting administrator, have escalated into nothing less than a war on children’s health.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael is rapidly advancing toward Florida, raising concerns that the storm could worsen and spread the red tide that is plaguing a 145-mile stretch of the state’s Gulf Coast. Although scientists speculate what impact Michael will have on the red tide, there is no question that this year will go down as one of the worst for outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in the Sunshine State.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is launching an investigation over whether the agency has failed to enforce a critical program that tracks toxic spills into the environment.

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News Release
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers and other waterways rose by an additional 40 percent this year compared to 2017, according to EWG’s tracking of news reports. 

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AgMag
Article
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Under pressure from EWG and other environmental and public health groups, the Food and Drug Administration has banned seven substances used in artificial flavors that have been linked to cancer in animals.

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News Release
Friday, October 5, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, October 4, 2018

When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he testified that he had ruled for the environment in “many” and a “large number” of cases.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The fact is that not only can chemical pesticides harm kids, both during and after application, but they’re also not the best answer to bed bug infestation.

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Children's Health
Article
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains pelted areas of North Carolina that are home to more than 1,500 industrial animal operations with more than 1,000 nearby animal waste storage cesspools. These operations have the potential to annually produce as much as four billion gallons of wet swine waste and 400,000 tons of dry poultry waste, according to an exclusive analysis by EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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News Release
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Here is EWG’s comment letter in response to EPA’s National Leadership Summit and Engagement on PFAS chemicals.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Congress passed legislation Wednesday that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not include the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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