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Friday, March 6, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is prompting lots of concern and questions. Coronaviruses are not new: A majority of them are the cause of most cases of the common cold. But COVID-19 can cause more severe health problems, especially among the elderly and sick.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Three years into President Trump’s administration, the Union of Concerned Scientists, or UCS, has taken an in-depth look at the impact on children’s health. The findings are bleak.

Friday, February 28, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will take long overdue next steps toward a drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS, two of the most toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, is more weak tea from an agency that for decades has ignored the threats posed by these “forever” chemicals.

Friday, February 21, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In honor of Cancer Prevention Awareness month, EWG board member Meg Hirshberg wrote about the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a lifestyle transformation program she co-founded for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of chronic illness.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Recent tests indicate high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in a brand of menstrual underwear called Thinx. The brand is advertised as "Organic Cotton Underwear" and touts its certifications in statements and on its website. So why are PFAS chemicals in its products?

Friday, February 14, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Friday marks one year since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its latest plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have likely contaminated a majority of drinking water supplies nationwide. But President Trump’s so-called action plan has met few of the milestones parents expect from a one-year-old.

Friday, February 7, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Menstrual care products may be an important source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, according to two new studies that add to the mounting evidence.

Friday, January 31, 2020

This week, EWG scientists evaluated eight cleaning products recommended by the "Today" show to see how well they stacked up according to EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  

Monday, January 27, 2020

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, January 24, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Exposure through the skin to the toxic fluorinated chemical once used to make Teflon could pose the same health hazards as ingesting the compound in water or food, according to a new animal study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH.

Friday, January 10, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

On Wednesday, I spent the day with retired military firefighter Kevin Ferrara. Like thousands of military firefighters, Master Sgt. Ferrara was trained at Chanute Air Force Base – a now-closed facility in Illinois – to spray firefighting foams made with the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency has a long history of failing to act to protect Americans from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which are linked to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases.

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