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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

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.
 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In 2016, an EWG report found that chromium-6 – a cancer-causing compound made notorious by the film “Erin Brockovich” – contaminated the tap water supplies of 218 million Americans in all 50 states. But our just-released Tap Water Database shows the problem is even worse than that.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lead was banned from paint in 1978, and from gasoline in 1996. But two years ago the water-poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, turned the nation's attention to the tragic truth that lead still threatens Americans – especially children.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

If you're one of the 44 million people relying on a private well for drinking water, here's what you should know and do to make sure your water is safe.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Since the release of EWG’s National Tap Water Database just over a week ago, this question has been popping up a lot: “What now? Should I switch over to bottled water?”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

According to a New York Times story published today [link], contaminants such as mercury, lead and bacteria, and other banned ingredients, are showing up in an alarming number of imported personal care products.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

If you’re concerned about what’s in your water, buying a water filter is a smart next step.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Exposure to a mixture of chemicals commonly found in household and commercial cleaning products can lead to birth defects in laboratory animals that can last for generations, according to a new study by Virginia Tech and Washington State University researchers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Here’s how our database and the information it delivers stacks up against a typical CCR.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Chemical lobbyists are reportedly “satisfied” with and “optimistic” over the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules for implementation of the nation’s primary chemical safety law.

Monday, July 24, 2017

EWG and 122,210 of our supporters are demanding the agency restrict all non-essential uses of neonicotinoids immediately, and take rapid steps to protect the pollinators from these toxic chemicals.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Michael Dourson, President Trump’s expected nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety office, has made a career of helping industry stave off or weaken regulations on toxic chemicals.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When asbestos is found in products children put on their bodies, enough is enough. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

I’m a big fan of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," so when Kim Kardashian West launched her new beauty line, I was eager to buy her Crème Contour and Highlight Kit. Expecting the kits to sell out in a matter of minutes, I ordered mine exactly one minute after it went on sale in her online store.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Almost two years ago, EWG first reported that more than 17,000 women and girls had lost some or all of their hair after using a shampoo advertised by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean and sold by one of the nation’s largest direct marketing firms.

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