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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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

If you think the risks associated with fracking for oil and gas disappear once a well stops producing and goes out of commission, think again. And that goes for conventional drilling technologies, too.

Friday, July 11, 2014

It started with a simple question – how many personal care products do people use every day?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

America’s veterans deserve better.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Colorado Supreme Court has cleared the way for ballot initiatives that would permit municipalities to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Want the secret to a longer life?  It may be as simple as breathing – not meditation, but the quality of the air you breathe.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The small upstate New York towns of Dryden and Middlefield won a huge victory in court Monday over energy companies that have been pushing to drill for natural gas across a broad swath of the state.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Food fortification began decades ago as an effort to reduce the risk of having insufficient vitamins and minerals in Americans’ diet, but it has become a marketing tool that could be downright risky to health because of needless consumption of fortified nutrients.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

If oil and gas companies were injecting potentially toxic fluids into the ground near your home or your children’s schoolyard, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OK, guys. Remember back in March, when we told you that exposure to BPA might be bad for your prostate? Well, a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has shown that prenatal exposure to BPA could predispose men to prostate cancer much later in life.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

You want your kids to get the nutrients they need to grow up healthy and happy. 

The best way is to feed them plenty of fruits and vegetables and a diet rich in whole foods. But what about all the processed products that are fortified with lots of added vitamins and minerals? Should parents seek them out because of all of the extra nutrients they offer? Or might there be a hidden downside? These are the questions that EWG explores in its latest report, “Too Much of A Good Thing.” 


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The American Chemistry Council, a trade association of major chemical makers, is among the largest donors to a fund created to support Sen. David Vitter’s campaign for governor of Louisiana.