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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vomiting. Burning sensation. Pain.

These are some of the effects children as young as 5 months experienced after using cosmetics and other personal care products, according to data collected by the Food and Drug Administration.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Brominated flame retardant chemicals, banned in the U.S. since 2004, still pollute the bodies of newborn American babies, according to a new study from Indiana University scientists.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More than 200 personal care products marketed to children and babies may contain 1,4-dioxane, a common contaminant that is a likely carcinogen.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

In EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens you may have noticed that our scientists did not evaluate tanning products. We rate a number of sunscreens with bronzers that can give you the appearance of a tan, but actual tanning lotions and oils are not included.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Chemicals in cosmetics are largely unregulated, so it’s no surprise that some irresponsible companies and their hired-gun lobbyists are fighting the Personal Care Products Safety Act, bipartisan legislation that would finally regulate cosmetics.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cosmetics companies and health and consumer advocates are coming together to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would strengthen federal regulations that have remained largely unchanged for more than 75 years.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Last week Chemours – a DuPont spinoff company that inherited liability for some of its parent's nastiest toxic messes – announced "voluntary actions" to clean up and eliminate pollution from a highly fluorinated chemical, which is a potential human carcinogen. The company’s Fayetteville, N.C., plant has been discharging the chemical, GenX, into the Cape Fear River since 1980.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Picture these scenarios: Your beach vacation is coming up, but work (or life) got hectic and you ran out of time to look for a good deal on a safe and effective sunscreen. What if you got a last minute invite to a Sunday afternoon ballgame, and you check your cabinet to find that you ran out of your favorite sunscreen or it expired last year?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Last week the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association, or JAMA, published two important articles online about personal care products – one finding higher than average reports of adverse reactions to baby products and an editorial calling for greater regulation of personal care products.