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Friday, December 9, 2016

This week was another busy one for folks at EWG. We released a report documenting some troubling facts about cosmetics products marketed to Black women. And we weighed in on President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to have an ardent anti-environmentalist and climate change denier oversee public health and environmental protection for the next four years.

 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Every day, people apply cosmetics and other personal care products to their skin and hair. The average American woman uses 12 personal care products a day, exposing herself to 168 different chemicals. The average man uses six products a day, containing 85 unique chemical ingredients.

 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. The nomination, which must be approved by the  Senate, brings real concerns about the future of the nation’s public health protection laws, including those in place to reduce pollution in Americans’ air, land and water.

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Blog Post
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Using its strengthened powers under the recently modernized chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to ban a chemical’s use as an aerosol spray degreaser and spot remover in dry cleaning, after the agency concluded the substance causes cancer, among other serious health effects.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The nation’s public health protection laws, including those in place to reduce pollution in our air, land and water, will be under withering assault with President-elect Donald Trump’s apparent pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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News Release
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency named the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate under the new Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the first update since 1976 of the nation’s primary toxic substances law.

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News Release
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In a growing market for Black cosmetics, Black women nonetheless have limited choices for products that score low in potentially harmful ingredients, an EWG analysis of more than 1,100 products found. Because black women appear to buy and use more personal care products, the limited options could mean they are being exposed to more potentially hazardous chemicals.
 

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News Release
Monday, December 5, 2016

The safety reviews could lead to bans or restrictions on a number of hazardous chemicals in consumer products and workplaces, including asbestos, paint strippers

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Monday, December 5, 2016

A bit of good news for seafood lovers: Scientists at Stony Brook University recently reported a notable drop in mercury concentrations in bluefin tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine over the past decade.
 

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Friday, December 2, 2016

By releasing the first 10 chemicals to be reviewed under the new federal chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency reminds us of what’s at stake – and how decisions made by the incoming Trump administration could jeopardize Americans' health.
 

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of 10 priority chemicals. Here is a statement from Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs:

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News Release
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of 10 priority chemicals.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, November 21, 2016

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to residents of Flint, Mich., that the lead crisis that poisoned their drinking water “would have never happened if I were president.”
 

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Planet Trump
Blog Post
Saturday, November 19, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is one of the most outspoken critics of environmental science and biggest climate change skeptics in Washington.
 

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Planet Trump
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Friday, November 18, 2016

At EWG we’re fans of swamps.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our next president thinks asbestos – a carcinogen that kills up to 15,000 Americans a year, with no safe level of exposure – "got a bum rap."

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Planet Trump
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Myron Ebell, head of President-elect Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team, is a notorious denier of global warming whose biography unashamedly notes that activists consider him a "climate criminal."

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Photo Courtesy of Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Planet Trump
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Friday, October 28, 2016

It’s another busy week at EWG. Here’s some news you can use from this week.

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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Thursday, October 27, 2016

With the generous support of the Jonas Family Fund, EWG is launching the Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health, redoubling EWG’s decades-long commitment to children’s environmental health with a bold new research and advocacy agenda for 2017 and beyond, both organizations announced today.

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News Release
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In the last three years, farmers in parts of California's Central Valley irrigated nearly 100,000 acres of food crops with billions of gallons of oil field wastewater possibly tainted with toxic chemicals, including chemicals that can cause cancer and reproductive harm, according to an EWG analysis of state data.

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