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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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's scheme to require the use of electricity from coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are available, would drive up Americans' utility bills by billions of dollars.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Attached are EWG’s comments on how the EPA should scope the first 10 chemicals it will review under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s decision to scrap the Clean Power Plan is not only a complete collapse of U.S. leadership on climate change, but a direct attack on public health that will trigger tens of thousands more asthma attacks among American children, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (10/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Today Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law sweeping legislation that will mean hundreds of thousands more at-risk California children would be tested for lead poisoning each year. The law will bring major improvements to a long-struggling program that researchers estimate fails to identify almost two-thirds of lead-poisoned children in the state.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's schedule reveals a troublingly cozy relationship with top executives and lobbyists for big coal, mining, chemical and oil companies, but scorn for public interest organizations, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Millions of Americans could see their monthly electricity bills increase under the Trump administration’s proposal to prop up the dying, dirty and dangerous coal and nuclear power industries, said EWG President Ken Cook.  

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