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A few blistering sunburns in childhood can double a person’s chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer in their lifetime. While a hat and shirt are the most effective at blocking harmful UV rays, a sunscreen that’s effective and safe should also be part of every family’s sun safety toolkit.Read More
The time has come to wash our hands of triclosan and other unnecessary antimicrobial chemicals for good.Read More
Today EWG joined an international roster of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals to call for stricter limits on antibacterial chemicals that are added to thousands of consumer products, despite evidence that they are ineffective and pose health risks.Read More
For the avid do-it-yourselfer looking for a natural source of skin protection, trying to make your own sunscreen might seem like a great idea. Sunscreen-grade zinc oxide is available for purchase on Amazon and there are lots of recipes readily available online. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.Read More
By now it’s probably second nature to slather on the sunscreen when you’re hitting the beach, hanging out by the pool or heading to a Sunday afternoon ballgame.
It goes without saying that it is important children and all people brush their teeth and wash their hands. However, depending on what type of toothpaste or soap you’re using, you and your family could be exposing yourselves to toxic, hormone-disrupting triclosan.Read More
This week, EWG released two reports.
It’s summer break on college campuses, which means students across America are packing up their bathing suits and cleaning out their bank accounts for sun, sand and partying. But before they leave campus, some students visit indoor tanning beds to make sure they’re sporting beach-ready tans.
Here’s some news you can use as you begin your weekend.Read More
With today’s announcement by SC Johnson that it will disclose the presence of hundreds of potential skin allergens that could be found in its products, the the family-owned company continues its role as an industry leader in the area of transparency, said EWG President Ken Cook.Read More
Just in time for summer, EWG released its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens today, which found that almost three-fourths of the products evaluated rate poorly for skin protection, or have ingredients that could cause adverse health effects or heighten sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays.Read More
Today, consumer, health, and food safety groups challenged a Food and Drug Administration rule that undermines the integrity of our food safety system.Read More
Karen Malkin, a leading integrative health coach and lifestyle practitioner, has joined the EWG board of directors, further raising the group’s profile as the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization advancing the importance of healthy foods free from toxic chemicals.Read More
Seat belts. Two pilots in every cockpit. Cribs that don’t strangle infants. These federal rules, and many others, have saved a lot of lives over the years. In the process they’ve made American consumer products better and given customers more confidence in their purchases.Read More
Food allergies don't just cause hives or breathing problems – they can also kill. That's why the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA, moving through Congress should be called the License to Kill bill.Read More
WASHINGTON – A bill introduced by Sens.Read More
In April, the city of Berkeley, Calif., won a major decision in a federal appeals court, allowing the city to go forward with its ordinance requiring cellphone retailers to provide consumers with information about safe cellphone use. The court denied a request by the the mobile phone industry's lobby, CTIA-The Wireless Association, which had fought the city’s attempts to educate its citizens.Read More
The Trump administration just appointed a chemical industry bigwig to a high-level chemical safety position at the Environmental Protection Agency as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.Read More