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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More than 200 personal care products marketed to children and babies may contain 1,4-dioxane, a common contaminant that is a likely carcinogen.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Brominated flame retardant chemicals, banned in the U.S. since 2004, still pollute the bodies of newborn American babies, according to a new study from Indiana University scientists.

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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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Last week Chemours – a DuPont spinoff company that inherited liability for some of its parent's nastiest toxic messes – announced "voluntary actions" to clean up and eliminate pollution from a highly fluorinated chemical, which is a potential human carcinogen. The company’s Fayetteville, N.C., plant has been discharging the chemical, GenX, into the Cape Fear River since 1980.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The cozy relationship between the Trump administration and the chemical industry is easy to see. But now we’re getting details of how Dow courted the president and his top environmental official to keep a dangerous pesticide on the market.

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Picture these scenarios: Your beach vacation is coming up, but work (or life) got hectic and you ran out of time to look for a good deal on a safe and effective sunscreen. What if you got a last minute invite to a Sunday afternoon ballgame, and you check your cabinet to find that you ran out of your favorite sunscreen or it expired last year?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Last week the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association, or JAMA, published two important articles online about personal care products – one finding higher than average reports of adverse reactions to baby products and an editorial calling for greater regulation of personal care products.

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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
Monday, June 26, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposal to study 1,4-dioxane excludes exposures from personal care products – even though an EWG analysis found that thousands of shampoos, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, toothpastes and cosmetics may include the possible carcinogen.
 

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Planet Trump
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Friday, June 23, 2017

President Trump has already methodically weakened efforts to protect Americans from toxic chemicals, but things are about to get much worse.

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Planet Trump
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Friday, June 23, 2017

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have determined protecting the public from notorious cancer-causing chemicals like asbestos and 1,4-dioxane is far less important than coddling polluters, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

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News Release
Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have determined protecting the public from notorious cancer-causing chemicals like asbestos and 1,4-dioxane is far less important than coddling polluters, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber.

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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, June 20, 2017

The time has come to wash our hands of triclosan and other unnecessary antimicrobial chemicals for good.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Today EWG joined an international roster of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals to call for stricter limits on antibacterial chemicals that are added to thousands of consumer products, despite evidence that they are ineffective and pose health risks.

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News Release
Monday, June 19, 2017

For the avid do-it-yourselfer looking for a natural source of skin protection, trying to make your own sunscreen might seem like a great idea. Sunscreen-grade zinc oxide is available for purchase on Amazon and there are lots of recipes readily available online. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.

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