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Saturday, May 23, 2015

This weekend is all about fun in the sun. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a lake or a backyard picnic, be sure to cover up to protect your skin against sunburn and pesky bug bites.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Although scientists and government regulators have known about the ever-present threat of arsenic in drinking water, emerging evidence is showing that arsenic, a known human carcinogen, also contaminates many otherwise healthy foods that contain rice.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I love this time of year. After a long, cold winter, how can you resist the sun when it beckons you to go outside?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal” is how journalist Callie Lyons refers to a chemical called C8 that’s found in the bodies of nearly all humans and animals on the planet. Exposure to this highly fluorinated chemical has been linked to cancer, liver malfunction, hypothyroidism, obesity, ulcerative colitis and decreased immune response to vaccines in children.


Monday, May 4, 2015

More bad news about the nonstick, greaseproof and waterproof chemicals in cookware, food wrappers, outdoor clothing and even cosmetics: In a Danish study, women whose blood had high levels of these perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, were up to 16 times more likely to suffer miscarriages.

Friday, May 1, 2015

As a new EWG report shines a light on DuPont’s poisoned legacy in the mid-Ohio River Valley, it’s a good time to look back at Teflon’s canary effect.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Much more than a long memory is needed these days to recall the golden age of GOP environmentalism. A feat of imagination is required. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

As two Congressional committees develop legislation to update the nation’s broken toxic chemicals law, it’s good to remember what real reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 should look like.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moving to address a gaping void in the nation’s system of consumer protections, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today (April 16) filed a bill – the “Personal Care Products Safety Act” --  that would create a long-needed bipartisan framework for ensuring that cosmetics ingredients are safe.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The fight for chemical safety is on!

It’s time for Congress to hear from you – that you’re fighting for real reform and your family’s health. Take a stand today and join EWG’s #FightForChemicalSafety campaign! All you have to do is post a photo on social media of you or someone or something in your life that you’re fighting for. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are intentionally engineered nanoparticles being added to our food? We don’t know for sure – and federal food regulators aren’t helping us find out the truth.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

As the Congressional debate over how to fix the failed Toxic Substances Control Act heats up, we have to ask: What would it take for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the safety of every major chemical on the market?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

American industry often avoids the federal government’s chemical safety checks in an unexpected way, by relying on chemicals “grandfathered” by the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.


Monday, April 13, 2015

In the absence of adequate federal regulation of hazardous chemicals, the states have stepped up to protect public health and the environment.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Consumers rightly expect that the chemicals used in everyday products are safe.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Medical professionals, scientists, states attorneys general, legal scholars, and public interest organizations are all speaking up against the Udall-Vitter Toxic Substances Control Act reform bill (S. 697) backed by chemical companies.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

States have been leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fact: Asbestos companies knew the dangers of asbestos for decades, but they put profits before people and continued to sell it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A bipartisan resolution passed by the U.S. Senate designates the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In 1989, the federal Environmental Protection Agency tried to ban asbestos.