Industry doesn’t have to test chemicals for safety before they go on the market. EWG steps in where government leaves off, giving you the resources to protect yourself and your family.
The federal Food and Drug Administration has quietly reaffirmed its position that Americans are not being harmed by bisphenol A, a synthetic estrogen that is an essential ingredient of the epoxy coating that lines the insides of most food cans made in the U.S despite a massive body of evidence that suggests otherwise.
From the EWG staff, our picks for the Top 10 Enviroblog stories that had the most impact on Americans’ environmental health in 2014.Read More
Dr. Theo Colborn was the Rachel Carson of a generation of environmentalists who work on toxic chemicals, pollution and health. She inspired hard work, inventive investigation and courage across the entire environmental movement.
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.Read More
EWG’s Food Scores shows that 100 percent of stuffing mixes have added sugar in them. Not only that, but nearly half of them have ingredients I’d rather avoid because they raise potentially “higher” concerns for health, including links to cancer, and about a quarter have ingredients that raise “moderate” concerns.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A new proposal drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offers a path toward meaningful reform of our broken chemical safety laws.Read More
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.Read More
EWG applauds Senator Boxer’s leadership in fighting for reform of our broken toxics laws and protecting public health.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More