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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Much of EWG’s work means warning you about potentially harmful chemicals in your water, food or consumer products. So we’re glad to report some good news: Recent tests of San Francisco tap water detected no harmful pesticides in any of the locations sampled.  

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Senate committee with oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee, Andrew Wheeler, to be the next EPA administrator.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly has decided not to set legal limits for the toxic fluorinated chemicals PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. The news is deeply disturbing, because an estimated 110 million Americans may be contaminated with those cancer-linked compounds or others in the chemical family known as PFAS.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

A former chemical and fossil fuel industry executive who recently oversaw the anti-environmental agenda of the Koch brothers is now in charge of the Trump administration’s plan to address the crisis of PFAS contamination in the nation’s drinking water supply, according to a report today by Politico.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Since 2005, Environmental Working Group’s Tap Water Database has been the authoritative source for consumers, journalists and researchers who want to know about contaminants in the nation’s drinking water.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

News Roundup (2/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

EWG submitted comments in support of OEHHA’s proposed framework to measure progress on California’s state law declaring the Human Right to Water for everyone in the state.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 list of accomplishments touts policies that make it easier and cheaper for polluters to pollute, while painting a wildly distorted record of protecting children’s health.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

The Trump administration will not set legal limits for two toxic chemicals that may contaminate more than 110 million Americans’ drinking water, two sources familiar with the upcoming decision told Politico.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

EWG News Roundup (1/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government over President Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall is inflicting enormous public health, environmental and economic damage to millions of Americans, a coalition of more than 280 public interest groups warned in a letter to the president.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kids may be cute and wonderful, and their cheeks sure are soft, but they’re also gross – at least some of the time. They seem to pick up every possible cold and virus at school, and hand washing is not a priority.

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

EWG today applauded Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) for establishing a new bipartisan task force in the House of Representatives to address the urgent drinking water contamination crisis caused by the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Attached are EWG’s comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its draft toxicological assessments of GenX, the PFOA replacement chemicals, and PFBS. EWG commends the agency and the IRIS program but urges the EPA to establish health-protect

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Friday, January 18, 2019

EWG News Roundup (1/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Attached are submitted by the Environmental Working Group to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion proposing six new objectives in the topic areas of environmental health and cancer for the

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, January 18, 2019

Concern among members of Congress over the Trump administration’s implementation of the updated federal chemicals law burst across the aisle this week, with both the top Republican and Democrat on a key House environment subcommittee calling for oversight hearings.

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News Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019

A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization took when determining the cancer risk from exposure to Monsanto’s weedkiller, glyphosate.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, told a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he doesn’t consider climate change “the greatest crisis” facing the nation but rather “a huge issue that has to be addressed globally.”

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Andrew Wheeler faces a Senate panel confirmation hearing Wednesday for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a six-month tenure as acting administrator that was marked by the rollback of environmental and public health protections.

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