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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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News Release
Thursday, November 13, 2014

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t want to eat mystery chemicals. And you’d like to eat food, not food-ish stuff full of synthetics. But which food chemicals are most important to avoid?  EWG’s Dirty Dozen List of Food Additives is here to help.

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EnviroBlog
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Food should be good for you. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t. When we think of unhealthy food, what usually come to mind are fat, salt and sugar. But there are other things to be wary of. High on that list are food additives, which are found in almost all packaged and processed foods but are poorly regulated.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Environmental Working Group today published a new Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives designed to help people figure out which additives to avoid and why.

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News Release
Monday, November 10, 2014

EWG scientists have concluded that consumers should shop vigilantly, choosing foods selectively to lower their chances of consuming excessive arsenic. That’s why EWG’s Food Score flags arsenic as a “concern” in rice-based products.

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EnviroBlog
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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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News Release
Monday, November 3, 2014

EWG and 18,444 EWG supporters ask the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee to improve new draft advice on seafood consumption during pregnancy and childhood. 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than 440,000 acres of food crops – including potatoes, peas, grapes and tomatoes – could soon be in the toxic spray zones of a weed-killing chemical linked to Parkinson’s disease and reproductive and immune system problems, now that the Obama administration has approved a new herbicide for widespread use, an EWG analysis shows.

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AgMag
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Environmental Working Group is “deeply disappointed” that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to approve a toxic weed killer known as Enlist Duo, despite overwhelming opposition from the scientific and public health community, EWG said in a statement today.

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News Release
Monday, September 29, 2014

A new proposal drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offers a path toward meaningful reform of our broken chemical safety laws. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The chemical “safety” bill that the industry’s allies introduced in Congress is far worse than the current outdated and inadequate law. Here are 10 reasons why legislation hailed as “real progress” by some presents real problems for consumers worried about dangerous chemicals in consumer products.

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EnviroBlog
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

EWG applauds Senator Boxer’s leadership in fighting for reform of our broken toxics laws and protecting public health.

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News Release
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to approve new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds "brings us one step closer to widespread use of a new toxic weed killer that would threaten children’s health and the environment," EWG said in a statement.

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News Release
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Environmental Working Group published a new shopping tool and seafood calculator today to help people buy seafood lower in mercury, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and sustainably produced.

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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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News Release
Monday, September 15, 2014

In a newly published review, former Environmental Protection Agency senior scientist Dr. Ramon J. Seidler explains that the agrichemical industry’s promise that genetically engineered crops would reduce pesticide use has been broken.

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AgMag
Blog Post
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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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The problem of drift could worsen if the Environmental Protection Agency approves Dow AgroSciences’s new weed killer, Enlist Duo, which contains 2,4-D and glyphosate.

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AgMag
Blog Post
Friday, September 5, 2014

It’s getting more likely that in the near future, when you go shopping for a couch or chair, it will no longer be saturated with pounds of toxic chemical fire retardants.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thanks to the hard work of many advocacy organizations, including EWG, that lack of transparency may change very soon. California will likely become the first state in the nation to pass legislation that would require furniture labels to declare whether or not the product contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.

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