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Monday, September 29, 2014

A new proposal drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offers a path toward meaningful reform of our broken chemical safety laws. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The chemical “safety” bill that the industry’s allies introduced in Congress is far worse than the current outdated and inadequate law. Here are 10 reasons why legislation hailed as “real progress” by some presents real problems for consumers worried about dangerous chemicals in consumer products.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Before Sunday’s climate march in New York City, environmental groups expected a turnout of maybe 100,000. The NY police thought the number would be closer to 30,000.

Hardly anyone expected the total to be more than 300,000.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Sunday (Sept. 14) that he was introducing legislation that would ban 10 toxic flame retardant chemicals from being used in children’s products and upholstered home furniture.

Monday, September 8, 2014

It’s getting more likely that in the near future, when you go shopping for a couch or chair, it will no longer be saturated with pounds of toxic chemical fire retardants.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thanks to the hard work of many advocacy organizations, including EWG, that lack of transparency may change very soon. California will likely become the first state in the nation to pass legislation that would require furniture labels to declare whether or not the product contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hollie Russon Gilman, the former White House advisor on open government and innovation, is this year’s recipient of EWG’s Chris Campbell Award  for public service and technological creativity.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nearly 3 million of these tiny plastic particles were found per square mile in parts of Lake Erie.  And many of my favorite products were major offenders.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tests published earlier this month by myself and other scientists at the Environmental Working Group and Duke University detected a biomarker indicating that all 26 children in our study had been exposed to a fire retardant called TDCIPP, linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. Their level of exposure was nearly five times the average level found in their mothers. In the most extreme case, a child had 23 times the level of the mother.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s capabilities to safeguard underground drinking water sources from hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Join Laurie David, activist, producer and cook, in creating dishes that are simple, fast, “low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Last month (July 28) a committee convened by the National Academy of Sciences confirmed a federal interagency group’s conclusion that styrene, a chemical building block used to produce a wide variety of everyday products, can cause cancer.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

It’s no secret that Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) disparages much of what the Environmental Protection Agency does, and his frequent attacks have garnered him quite the reputation in the environmental community.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Last summer I was taking my one-year-old daughter to the pediatrician when a sign in the lobby caught my eye: Want to participate in a study on flame retardants?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Congress moved a step closer to improving the sunscreens available to American consumers this week (July 28) when the House of Representatives passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act.

Monday, July 28, 2014

EWG applauds Reps. Whitfield and Dingell for their efforts to accelerate FDA’s review of the safety and efficacy of sunscreen ingredients and we look forward to working with Congress to enact legislation that could help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Six years ago, EWG tested the blood and urine of 20 young adults. We wanted to know whether teens would show higher levels of chemicals associated with cosmetics and other personal care products, since we knew that they used an average of 17 of them every day.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Environmentalists in Germany have more to celebrate this week than a World Cup championship title.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that organic crops have higher concentrations of antioxidants, lower levels of cadmium and nitrates and fewer pesticide residues than non-organic crops.