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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

 

We're excited to tell you about our new Healthy Home Tips for Parents email series! EWG's scientists and public health researchers created a list of the most important steps you can take at home to promote your family's environmental health.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beverly Wright has done battle with oil refineries and landfills. She has dug her New Orleans East neighborhood out from under tons of contaminated sludge smeared across the landscape by Hurricane Katrina. A professor, author and leader of the environmental justice movement, she has trained and organized thousands of people to help low income communities stand up against polluters.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

An unprecedented two-year study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), in partnership with Rachel’s Network and conducted by four independent research laboratories in the United States, Canada and The Netherlands has documented up to 48 toxic chemicals in the blood of five prominent minority women leaders in the environmental justice movement from Texas, Louisiana, California and Wisconsin.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Authors — EWG research team: Senior researchers Anila Jacob, MD, MPH; Sonya Lunder, MPH; Sean Gray, MS; EWG Vice President for Research Jane Houlihan, MSCE; with Elaine Shannon, EWG Editor-in-chief

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The American Lung Association (ALA) just issued its 10th annual State of the Air report for 2009 yesterday. Use it to learn your county's air pollution ratings - they have an interactive air pollution map so you can click your state and drill down from there.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Olestra, the laxative fat substitute, could represent a class of greener replacements for hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in newer low voc paints. A recent Scientific American article made me curious how and if Olestra could represent green chemistry.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A few months ago my family undertook - and managed to survive - a week without buying anything plastic. Like not one single thing - including sliced bread bags (just try and buy sandwich bread without 'em) and those teeny things that attach price tags to new clothes. A challenge for this pretty mainstream family, to say the least.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

At EWG, we work to provide useful, science-based information to help you safeguard your family from environmental hazards. We also work to reform federal policy on toxic chemicals so that the earth is a cleaner, safer place for us all.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

So you've probably noticed that we love to talk about the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act, perhaps to a fault. Because we want to see it happen real bad.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Laboratory tests conducted for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) by one of the worlds leading scientific authorities on fire retardants found that in 19 of 20 U.S.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's hard to talk about pregnancy without talking about a woman's right to give birth to pollution-free babies.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Last week I lamented the nail polish offered to my 3-year-old daughter by our hairdresser. This week, I'm back with another toxic situation on my hands. This time, from the dentist. And again, my daughter.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Researchers from the U.S.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

USA Today's March 31st story "EPA to monitor 62 schools' air," left me feeling angry and hopeful. Hopeful because the Obama administration is starting to make good on its promises to take public health and the environment very seriously.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In a very short period of time - less than a century - chemical pollution has become a new, undeniable and inescapable fact of life for humans and ecosystems on our planet.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

One bit of good news to come out of the economic crisis: the stimulus bill's $10.4 billion for biomedical and behavioral research, to be distributed through the National Institutes of Health.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

March 10 agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. over drinking water contamination around the company’s Parkersburg, WV, plant leaves people in the area exposed to dangerous levels of the Teflon chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a probable carcinogen and reproductive system toxin also known as C8.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Every time a report is released that reveals toxics in our consumer products, it's only natural to wonder what you can buy once you've learned what you can't.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Companies will have to provide more detailed disclosure of toxic chemicals they release into the environment under a little-noticed provision in the massive spending bill President Obama signed into law yesterday, reported Juliet Eilperin.

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