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Friday, February 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (2/16): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Third-graders’ reading scores in Flint, Mich., have dropped dramatically since the city’s crisis of lead contamination in drinking water began, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press and The New Republic.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tests by drinking water utilities serving 1.8 million Americans in 45 states detected lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest available federal data.

Friday, February 9, 2018

No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by EWG were the first to find BPA in the umbilical cords of nine of 10 infants sampled.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Data from the largest-ever study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms evidence that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans and may harm children’s health.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Northwest Illinois is one of the nation’s most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities’ tap water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.