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Friday, August 18, 2017

Lead has been detected at high levels in Chicago’s tap water, but that doesn’t mean residents of the Windy City have to drink it.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

A ridiculous and completely unofficial website that tracks made-up holidays says Monday is Brazilian Blowout Day. The National Day Calendar suggests you celebrate by going to a hair salon for a blowout. I sure hope you don’t.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Women of color use more beauty products and are disproportionately exposed to worrisome chemicals compared to white women, according to a new study.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
In the face of opposition by the power industry, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is planning to scrap an Obama-era rule to curb discharges of lead, arsenic and mercury from power plants into sources of drinking water.
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Monday, August 14, 2017
Environmental groups have brought two suits against the Trump administration for weakening key rules establishing how the Environmental Protection Agency will regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products, building materials, and work places, as well as in our drinking water and food.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has failed to act on dangerous hair straighteners that contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde and pose a significant health hazard to consumers and salon workers, the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth allege in a motion filed July 28 in federal district court.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's defense for allowing the continued use of a dangerous pesticide starkly shows that he doesn't consider protecting children's health to be more important than protecting the agriculture industry's status quo, said EWG President Ken Cook.