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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

If a product you were thinking of buying contained asbestos, chances are you’d want to know while you were in the store, say, by reading a warning on the item’s label.

 

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Do you know that your couch may be toxic to you and your kids? A weak federal chemical safety law and poorly designed state fire safety standards fail to protect Americans from thousands of dangerous chemicals like flame retardants.

 

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Monday, March 9, 2015

With much of the country buried beneath snow and battling frigid temperatures, most Americans are focused on scarves and shovels, not sun safety and skin cancer. While sunscreen is likely not at the top of your shopping list, it should be!
 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

When I bought my first iPhone 3G, one of the first things I did was research the best (and cutest) cases on the market. Even though I had worked on the issues of cell phone radiation and transparency, it never crossed my mind that a case could affect my exposure.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Most cell phone cases are so badly designed that they partially block the antenna, making the phone work harder to transmit a signal and intensifying the radiation that strikes the user’s head and body, a new Environmental Working Group analysis shows.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sacramento, Calif. – The Environmental Working Group and the Breast Cancer Fund congratulate Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) for introducing much-needed legislation that would require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products commonly used by consumers and workers.

 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In between blizzards, you may be thinking of installing insulation to save money and energy.
 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Some 9 percent of Americans use smartphones. Many of them buy cases for their phones, hoping to protect their expensive devices from harm. But it’s the users who need better protection.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The announcement by global cosmetics giant Revlon that it is removing some long-chain parabens and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its products is a step in the right direction, EWG Executive Director Heather White said today. 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

EWG applauds Congress for passing a bill that will give Americans better protection from the sun’s harmful UV radiation and greater access to safe and effective sunscreens.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ken Cook, the president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, says that EWG’s commitment to protecting public health and the environment from toxic pollution will not waver, “no matter who is in charge or what happens in Washington.” 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Clorox Company’s decision to disclose fragrance allergens in its household cleaning products is an important step in increasing transparency and improving awareness around the potentially harmful ingredients that go into cleaning products.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved a bill that could bring new and effective sunscreen ingredients to the U.S. market and help reduce the rate of skin cancer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The government’s top doctor’s urgent warning today is an important call to action to reduce the skyrocketing rates of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement.

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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.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The House of Representatives today advanced a bill that could bring more effective sunscreens to the U.S. market and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement today.

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