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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

More than ever, Americans want to know everything about our food, cosmetics, cleaners and other everyday products we bring into our homes.

Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

U.S. regulation of chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics is falling behind the rest of the world, according to an EWG analysis.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Many brands of menstrual pads and disposable diapers contain elevated levels of chemicals linked to developmental and reproductive harm, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

Friday, March 15, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Advocates for 100 percent renewable energy often compare the effort needed to meet that goal to efforts to put a person on the moon.

Friday, March 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Duke Energy, the largest investor-owned electric utility in the U.S., wants to charge customers in South Carolina more for using less energy. Duke is asking state regulators for permission to more than triple the flat monthly charge – what customers pay even before they flip a switch, just for being hooked up to the grid – from about $8 to $28.

Friday, March 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Seems like every time a government agency or public interest group tests food for Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, they find it.

Monday, February 25, 2019

In coming weeks, members of Congress will again introduce bipartisan bills to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and other everyday personal care products are safe

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Last week, as he unveiled the Environmental Protection Agency’s toothless “action plan” on fluorinated chemicals, acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler maintained that the current guideline of 70 parts per trillion, or ppt, for the compound PFOA is a safe level in drinking water.

Friday, February 15, 2019

News Roundup (2/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The toxic chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a national crisis demanding action.

Friday, February 8, 2019

This week Capitol Hill was abuzz with talk of climate change. Along with the hotly anticipated unveiling of a framework for the Green New Deal, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the environmental and economic effects of the climate crisis. Both centered on a crucial question: Can the U.S. transition quickly to 100 percent renewable energy sources?

Friday, February 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (2/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Much of EWG’s work means warning you about potentially harmful chemicals in your water, food or consumer products. So we’re glad to report some good news: Recent tests of San Francisco tap water detected no harmful pesticides in any of the locations sampled.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The toxic chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a national crisis demanding national action.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly has decided not to set legal limits for the toxic fluorinated chemicals PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. The news is deeply disturbing, because an estimated 110 million Americans may be contaminated with those cancer-linked compounds or others in the chemical family known as PFAS.

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