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Monday, October 19, 2015

Researchers at Duke University and Environmental Working Group have found evidence of a suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical widely used in popular nail polishes in the bodies of more than two-dozen women who participated in a biomonitoring study. The study, published today in Environmental International, found that all women had a metabolite of triphenyl phosphate, or TPHP, in their bodies just 10 to 14 hours after painting their nails.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

If you wear nail polish, you might be applying more than glossy color to your fingertips. A new study by researchers at EWG and Duke University finds that nail polishes can contain a suspected endocrine disruptor called triphenyl phopshte, or TPHP.

 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It’s not surprising that many nail polishes contain potentially toxic chemicals. Now a study conducted by researchers at Duke University and EWG finds that at least one of those chemicals could be ending up in your body.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. They even smell nice. It’s no wonder that disinfecting and antibacterial cleaning wipes are so popular. Last year Clorox executives reported that about half of U.S. homes use their brand of wipes. Some schools provide them for teachers or request them among back-to-school supplies. The truth is, disinfecting wipes are not necessary for routine cleaning.

 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hair straightening sessions are injuring clients and making stylists sick, so why are they still offered in salons across the country?

 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

When choosing the right school for their children, many parents ask about topics like class size, community, learning objectives and schedule.
 

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Friday, August 7, 2015

We know there is a link between exposure to cleaning products and respiratory problems. But could unborn babies be at risk from their mothers’ exposures even before they’ve taken their first breaths?

 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Scientists are only beginning to investigate how certain chemicals may interact to contribute to cancer development. But given that we live in a sea of chemicals, it makes sense to begin reducing exposures to ones we know are bad actors.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

We live in the age of plastic. Every year we make plastic stuff in amounts that equal the weight of the entire human population, and enough of it is thrown away to circle the Earth four times. More than five trillion plastic pieces, altogether weighing more than 250,000 tons, are floating at sea. We have polluted our oceans with plastic to the point where we have created five enormous accumulation zones, sometimes referred to as garbage patches.
 

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Friday, July 17, 2015

A new study has found that vaginal douching by American women of childbearing age may increase their exposure to hormone-disrupting phthalates and contribute to racial and ethnic differences in exposure to the chemicals.

 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Our shocking new report uncovered four brands of crayons and two brands of kids’ crime scene kits that tested positive for deadly asbestos. What’s worse, these contaminated toys are being sold across the country with no warning!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Where are your child’s crayons? In a drawer, a shoebox, a backpack or an arts and crafts kit? Wherever they are, they’re probably among your child’s favorite playthings.
 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

By now most of us know to wear sunscreen at the beach or during other outdoor activities. But some people mistakenly think wearing sunscreen makes them immune from sunburn, which can lead to skin cancer.
 

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration ruled that sunscreen companies were no longer allowed to assert that their products were “waterproof” or “sweatproof” because these claims exaggerated the effectiveness of the sunscreens, misleading consumers.
 

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Monday, July 6, 2015

As a research intern at EWG, I’ve investigated sunscreens to learn more about how they work and the claims that companies make. I wondered why I’d been told to put sunscreen on a sunburn, even after I came inside. The answer isn’t soothing. Anti-inflammatory ingredients in sunscreen suppress redness, pain and inflammation, even after skin damage. In other words, the sunscreen makes burned skin feel better temporarily – but it’s still burned.

 

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are growing. More than ever, you need to shield your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. One way to do that is to wear sunscreen.

 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As the July 4th weekend approaches, EWG has added more than 30 new products to our 2015 Guide to Sunscreens! Twenty-one made our Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens and Best Moisturizers lists because they offer broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB radiation and don’t contain harmful ingredients such as retinyl palmitate.  
 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Plastics are cheap, useful and ubiquitous. They’re also made almost entirely from mixtures of synthetic chemicals that don’t occur in nature.

 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That old adage is certainly true for cancer. Despite great advances in treatments and therapies, preventing the disease from ever occurring will always be the best option.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Parents do a lot of research before they buy a car seat. They want to know, how does the seat perform in crash tests? What’s its safety record? How will it protect my child in case of collision?

 

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