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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

With peak toxic algae bloom season underway, the Environmental Working Group is releasing an updated map of all algae outbreaks reported in the U.S. since 2010. In coming months, the map will be updated weekly, providing comprehensive tracking of this growing nationwide hazard.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may be responsible for up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, at a cost of up to $1.5 billion for health care, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, May 24, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Senate will soon consider a must-pass piece of legislation, including a provision to prohibit the use on military installations of firefighting foam containing the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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News Release
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to set a drinking limit for a toxic rocket fuel chemical three times higher than agency scientists recommended during the Obama administration.

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News Release
Thursday, May 23, 2019

It’s no secret that pee finds its way into swimming pools. In fact, the typical residential pool contains about two gallons of urine. What’s worse, there are other, more alarming contaminants lurking in the depths, and pee in the pool could be making the problem worse.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today to consider a number of legislative proposals that would begin to address the growing public health crisis from exposure to the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products, including sunscreens, daily moisturizers and lip balms with SPF values. EWG researchers found that two-thirds of sunscreen products still offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is cutting off its funding of a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children from toxic chemicals and industrial pollution.

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Children's Health
Article
Friday, May 17, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 17, 2019

A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from use in a primary source of exposure to the compounds.

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News Release
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators, led by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Shelley Capito (R-W.V.), introduced legislation today to require the Environmental Protection Agency to set a health-protective legal limit for toxic fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in drinking water.

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News Release
Monday, May 13, 2019

Plaintiffs awarded more than $2 billion in damages.

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News Release
Friday, May 10, 2019

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

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, May 10, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced legislation today to improve cooperation between state regulators and federal agencies, including the Pentagon, to address PFAS contamination near government facilities and military installations.

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News Release
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

EWG submits comments on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate, supporting the agency’s report of a possible link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. EWG urges ATSDR to establish a more stringent minimal risk level for glyphosate and to incorporate into their assessment findings from recent publications on cancer and reproductive harm due to glyphosate.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a major move to protect California children, farm workers and their families, the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today it will ban the use of a toxic pesticide shown to cause brain damage at even low levels of exposure.

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News Release
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Top political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency ignored calls by agency scientists and lawyers to implement an outright ban of asbestos, according to internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The memos and the EPA’s actions were reported today by The New York Times.

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News Release
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate. As of March 2019, 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Monday, May 6, 2019

The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. A total of 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.

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