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Friday, September 29, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

The overuse of antibiotics to raise livestock is creating superbugs, bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs such as penicillin. San Francisco could soon become the first U.S. city to require major grocery stores to tell consumers if meat comes from animals given antibiotics.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Walmart, the biggest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world, announced this week it is encouraging all companies that sell personal care products in its U.S. stores to get the EWG VERIFIEDTM seal.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Next week, a key Senate committee will consider the nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency. Here are the top 10 reasons senators should reject his nomination.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to stop funding federal prosecutors who hold corporations responsible for polluting communities across the country, according to a report

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Here's yet another dangerous chemical that Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, helped greenwash: diacetyl, a food additive linked to “popcorn lung” in food workers, a potentially fatal disease.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The reports today that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $25,000 in taxpayer’s money to

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Robert Bilott, the Ohio attorney who exposed DuPont's cover-up of the dangers of a cancer-causing Teflon chemical, is a 2017 laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "alternative Nobel Prize."

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Before he became President Trump’s nominee to oversee the safety of pesticides sprayed on our food, Michael Dourson sought to weaken pesticide safety standards for Monsanto and Dow.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A groundbreaking new study found that exposure to fluoride during pregnancy can harm IQ and cognitive development in children. Fluoride is added to the tap water of two-thirds of Americans.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Below and attached are EWG’s comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of a proposed update of the public health goals for Cis-/Trans- 1,2-Dichloroethylene in drinking water.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Americans want and have a right to know what's in the stuff they buy. Manufacturers and marketers are finally joining the unstoppable movement for product transparency.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

For decades, Americans have been needlessly exposed to chemical flame retardants – which have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health effects – all because of a well intentioned but ultimately misguided California regulation from 1975.
 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In a major victory for children's environmental health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals from consumer goods, including children’s products, mattresses, upholstered furniture and electronics casings.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Before he became President Trump’s nominee to oversee the nation's chemical safety, Michael Dourson sought to dramatically weaken the safety standard for 1,4-dioxane, a chemical linked to cancer that is found in personal care products.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lead is a major threat to children’s health, and an EWG analysis of California’s most recent lead testing data shows the state has fallen far short of its responsibility to test children at the highest risk of exposure.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

When it comes to PFOA, an extremely potent toxic chemical formerly used to make Teflon, President Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has a sticky history.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A new EWG investigation underscores just how unfit Michael Dourson, President Trump’s nominee for a top Environmental Protection Agency position, is for the job of safeguarding children and other Americans from toxic chemicals.

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