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Friday, November 3, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (11/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will deliver remarks at the annual board meeting of the American Chemistry Council, the main chemical industry trade and lobby group, according to a press report by the Washington Post.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 1 percent of samples from public drinking water systems nationwide were contaminated with PFOA, a nonstick chemical formerly used to make DuPont's Teflon.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Women seeking to get pregnant could significantly improve their chances by eating conventional fruits and vegetables with fewer pesticide residues, or eating organic produce, according to a new study in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

A pesticide called dicamba has become a poster child for the arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Americans spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. That’s why it’s more important than ever to think about indoor air quality and health.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (10/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Federal law on cosmetics and other personal care products is badly broken and has not been updated for nearly 80 years. 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yesterday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation that fails to protect families from dangerous chemical ingredients in personal care products.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new study out this week suggests that Americans’ exposure to the herbicide glyphosate, a possible human carcinogen, has increased by roughly 500 percent since it was first used in U.S. agriculture more than 20 years ago.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – In a vote along party lines, President Trump’s nominee Michael Dourson was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to be the head of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Pro

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences warns that the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos can severely harm children’s developing brains.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (10/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The wildfires spreading through California are leaving behind unimaginable devastation, including some of the most polluted air ever recorded in parts of the state.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Defying the Senate’s authority to confirm presidential nominees, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has installed Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial choice to run the agency’s chemical safety office, as a senior advisor. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we reach out to friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, celebrate remissions and comfort those who have lost loved ones.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has raised widespread concern among public health, reproductive health, labor, business and environmental organizations.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drinking water supplies for millions of Americans in farm country are contaminated with a suspected cancer-causing chemical from fertilizer, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (10/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to ch

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