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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Eight people have died this year from Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five to 10 cases of the virus are reported nationwide each year.

Friday, September 20, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are a class of environmentally persistent manmade chemicals that are used as water, grease and stain repellents in clothing and furniture, in industrial firefighting foam, and in the production of nonstick cookware.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This year’s defense spending bill – the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA – now being considered by Congress, is an unprecedented chance to regulate the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have contaminated hundreds of public water systems nationwide.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New York may soon become the first state to require that menstrual products disclose their ingredients on the label. The groundbreaking action follows the release of a study showing that many brands of menstrual products contain chemicals linked to health harms, including reproductive problems, damage to the nervous system and cancer.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Food corporation Kraft-Heinz just sent a clear message to parents: Your worries about phthalate contamination in our food chain isn’t our problem.

Friday, September 13, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

For decades, 3M was a leading producer of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. As early as the 1950s, 3M’s own studies showed that PFAS chemicals built up in blood, and by the 1960s, 3M’s own animal studies showed the potential for harm. Yet 3M continued to produce PFAS chemicals without notifying its employees of the risks.

Friday, August 30, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Does your family head to the beach for Labor Day? Host friends and family for a barbecue? Whatever your particular tradition, EWG has you covered when it comes to marking the end of summer safely and in good health.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

For nearly 70 years, chemical companies like 3M and DuPont have known that the highly fluorinated chemicals called PFAS build up in our blood. They’ve known for almost that long that PFAS chemicals have a toxic effect on our organs.

Monday, August 26, 2019

CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, recently announced it will phase out two common sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, from many of its store-brand sun-protection products. CVS cited the changing needs of its customers, concern for marine ecosystems and the desire to stay ahead of state-level chemical bans.

Friday, August 23, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Monday, August 19, 2019

I try to stay up to date on the latest beauty trends, especially when they involve products advertised as “clean” or “nontoxic.” Even before my internship with EWG’s Healthy Living Science team, I knew that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant based” and “clean” have no legal basis or standardized definition in the personal care industry.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

President Trump toured a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania Tuesday, supposedly to promote his economic agenda. According to reports, he went off script quite a bit – but one thing he definitely didn’t talk about was his administration’s record on chemical safety.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last week, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their dogs – Abby, Harpo and Lizzy – for a swim in a pond near their home in Wilmington, N.C. Within hours, the dogs grew sick and died, apparent victims of poisoning from toxic algae blooms.

Friday, August 9, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The recent discovery of fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in food packaging should serve as a reminder that our diets are as big a source as drinking water of these toxic compounds in our bodies.

Friday, August 2, 2019

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