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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

An unbelievably dumb and extremely dangerous dare has gone viral on social media. It’s the “Tide Pod Challenge”: biting down on the small, colorful – and potentially poisonous – packets of liquid laundry detergent until they burst in your mouth. 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Americans have good reasons to question the quality of their drinking water. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking steps that could lift health-protective safeguards designed to prevent teenage farmworkers from handling toxic pesticides.

Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

This week, federal regulators rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to require the use of electricity from failing coal and nuclear plants, even when cheaper sources are available

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marketing claims about the source, safety and effectiveness of personal care products and their ingredients often aren’t worth the labels they’re printed on.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

EWG's scientists and researchers work hard to give us the tools to limit our exposures to harmful chemicals. A great place to start is with personal care products.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Once again, experts have found asbestos in cosmetics marketed to kids.


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Friday, December 22, 2017

In 2017, EWG once again pushed the envelope in our mission to protect public health and the environment and empower all Americans to make better decisions about their safety and well-being.

Friday, December 22, 2017

EWG News Roundup (12/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Babies of mothers who live near fracked natural gas wells are more likely to be born underweight, according to a new study of more than 1.1 million births in Pennsylvania.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

This week, California officially issued groundbreaking guidelines advising cell phone users to keep phones away from their bodies and limit use when reception is weak.

Friday, December 15, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

There were plenty of good reasons to oppose President Trump’s nomination of Michael Dourson to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dourson, who was opposed by public health, reproductive health, labor, business and environmental organizations, withdrew his nomination Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Asthma can be caused by outdoor air pollution, but also by indoor emissions of chemicals, strong odors, mold, smoke or other factors.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

At long last, the veil of secrecy over chemicals in cleaning products is lifting.

Friday, December 8, 2017

EWG's News Roundup (12/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Trump administration's scheme to make utility customers subsidize dirty, dangerous and aging coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

When Dr. Brandon E. Boor and his colleagues tested 20 new and used crib mattresses purchased in 2011 or earlier, they detected two classes of chemicals associated with endocrine disruption and harm to the reproductive system and development: flame retardants and phthalates.

Friday, December 1, 2017

EWG’s News Roundup (12/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.