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Early 2015 Update

Date posted: 2014-12-09

EWG will be adding new data to the Guide to Healthy Cleaning in February 2015. The new data is based on a published analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ToxCast data, which includes information about chemicals that may disrupt hormones. The new data may or may not affect product scores.

March 2013 Update

Date posted: 2013-03-27

EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning has been updated to include more products and brands. Search now to learn how your cleaning products rate and if there are safer alternatives.

"Natural" Extracts Can Trigger Allergies

Date posted: 2013-02-08

By Johanna Congleton, EWG Senior Scientist

Allergies are an increasingly serious health issue for millions of Americans, especially children.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  estimates that the number of American children and teenagers reported to suffer skin allergies more than quadrupled, from 2 million reported cases between 1999 and 2001 to nearly 9 million between 2008 and 2010.   Another 12.6 million children and teens were estimated to suffer from respiratory allergies in 2008 to 2010, the CDC said, almost triple the estimate of 4.4 million in 1999 to 2001.

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