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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In 1989, the federal Environmental Protection Agency tried to ban asbestos.
 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

EWG and the educational nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World have joined forces in order to mount a deeper, broader and more forceful campaign to safeguard young children and the environment from toxic pollution, the two nationally known organizations said today.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

The loss of a family member is devastating – even more so knowing that the death might have been preventable.
 

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Monday, March 30, 2015

My four-year-old son Jack likes to play on the floor.
 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name “Roundup®”) as “probably carcinogenic to humans” 

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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

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill yesterday that would help protect Americans from the toxic chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement today.

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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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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It was abundantly clear at the recent Senate hearing that Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee have grave doubts about legislation the chemical industry has written to regulate itself (S.697).
 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Testimony of Kenneth Cook on S. 697 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 

Testimony of Kenneth Cook

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Environmental Working Group

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many Americans probably believe asbestos was banned years ago, consigned to the trash bin of history, never to be seen again. Not so. This notorious human carcinogen is still legal for use in the U.S.
 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A growing chorus is speaking out against legislation to update federal chemical safety law that was introduced last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La.  The industry-backed bill would retain the existing weak safety standard for toxic chemicals and limit the ability of states to enact and enforce their own rules to protect public health.
 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – A group of top legal scholars, law professors and public interest lawyers with years of collective experience in public health law, including state and federal toxics policy, today took issue with the industry-backed legislation filed last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M, and David Vitter, R-La., to update the federal chemicals safety law.
 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

States are leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Legislation introduced today by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., to fix the nation’s badly broken and outdated chemical safety law would be a major step in ensuring that Americans, especially children, are protected from toxic substances, Environmental Working Group said.
 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

The two chemical safety “reform” bills introduced this week provide a clear choice for members of Congress.
 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Americans expect the chemicals used in everyday products to be safe. But a chemical industry-supported bill introduced today by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La., falls far short of what’s needed to protect us from toxic and poorly regulated chemicals.
 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Consumers rightly expect that the chemicals used in everyday products are safe.
 

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Monday, March 9, 2015

States are leading the way when it comes to protecting people from dangerous chemicals. And it’s a good thing, because the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, on the books since President Ford signed it into law, is broken.

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