Analyzed K-beauty skincare trends
An EWG analysis of serums and essences, popularized by Korean beauty, or K-Beauty, finds that about 40 percent of the products were formulated with less hazardous ingredients. U.S. sales of K-beauty products have increased by almost 300 percent in the past two years.
EWG VERIFIED™ hits big box stores nationwide
In a breakthrough move, Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both personal care and household cleaning products, has launched two Herbal Essences shampoos, formulated to meet EWG’s rigorous criteria for transparency and health and earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark.
Surveyed the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to an investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and EWG.
EWG featured on an episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
A Season 15 episode of the reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” featured Kourtney Kardashian describing her routine use of EWG’s Healthy Living app and our consumer databases, like Skin Deep®, to rate the personal care products she chooses for her family.
Detailed hormone-disrupting water contaminant fouling water across the Corn Belt
Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weedkiller that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by EWG.
Tests show that weedkiller concentrations can outweigh some vitamins in kids' foods
Tests found more of the weedkiller glyphosate than of some vitamins in samples of oat-based breakfast cereals marketed to children, an EWG analysis shows.
FDA bans neurotoxin from consumer hair dyes
The FDA banned the use of toxic lead acetate in consumer hair dyes such as Grecian Formula, the agency announced today. Lead acetate is the active ingredient that slowly darkens gray hair when used every few days and can increase the level of lead in users’ bodies.
Conducted a second round of glyphosate tests of kids’ cereals
A second round of tests commissioned by EWG found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children.
Congress passes bill to restrict a major cause of PFAS water contamination
Congress passed legislation that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not contain the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.