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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PBDEs and other toxic chemicals are widely used to prevent the spread of fire and are likely to be found in dozens of products in your home, from the padding below your carpet, to your bed, couch or television screen. They are most commonly found in polyurethane foam products and electronics.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

It’s nearly ubiquitous in liquid hand soap and dishwashing detergent, but those aren’t the only products it’s in. Triclosan is also a common ingredient in toothpaste, facewash, deodorant, a host of personal care products, and even mattresses, toothbrushes and shoe insoles. A U.S. FDA advisory committee has found that household use of antibacterial products provides no benefits over plain soap and water, and the American Medical Association recommends that triclosan not be used in the home, as it may encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Buying school supplies is an annual end-of-summer tradition. It's also an opportunity to look for safer products for your children and their classrooms.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

EWG’s guide to perfluorochemicals gives a quick overview of the issue and the health concerns. Tips are provided on how to avoid these chemicals.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Breast milk is best, but whether you're feeding breastmilk or formula in a bottle, use EWG's guide to feed your baby safely.  

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

View and Download the report here: EWG Guide to Going Green

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Under pressure from the White House and the Pentagon, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to set cleanup or safety standards for a toxic rocket fuel chemical that contaminates drinking water supplies for millions of Americans.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

One of the unwritten rules of public relations is, if they’re running you out of town, get out front and say you’re leading the parade. That’s one way to read the American Chemistry Council’s assertion that it “welcomes” the Sept. 3 National Toxicology Program’s assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), an artificial sex hormone used to manufacture a vast array of plastics.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

In thehe first investigation of toxic fire retardants in parents and their children, EWG found that toddlers and preschoolers typically had 3 times as much of these hormone-disrupting chemicals in their blood as their mothers.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

In the first nationwide tests for chemical fire retardants in the breast milk of American women, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found unexpectedly high levels of these little-known neurotoxic chemicals in every participant tested. The average level of brominated-based fire retardants in the milk of 20 first-time mothers was 75 times the average found in recent European studies.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

EWG scientists interviewed about perchlorate in drinking water, toxics in personal care products for kids and sunscreen.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

EWG scientists interviewed about BPA in baby formula & safe cosmetics.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that carbofuran, already registered as a restricted use pesticide, poses dietary, worker and ecological risks.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

We all know pollution and toxins are bad for you. But EWG has conducted perhaps the deepest analysis of this issue on the most vulnerable demographic on the planet.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

We all know pollution and toxins are bad for you. But EWG has conducted perhaps the deepest analysis of this issue on the most vulnerable demographic on the planet.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

We all know pollution and toxins are bad for you. But the Environmental Working Group has conducted perhaps the deepest analysis of this issue on the most vulnerable demographic on the planet.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

DuPont and other chemical companies have promised to phase out a cancer-causing chemical found in grease-resistant coatings for food packaging. But the new, supposedly green chemicals the industry is pushing as a replacement may be no safer.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Amid rising concern over toxic chemicals in consumer products and the bodies of Americans, three members of Congress today introduced legislation to make sure chemicals are safe before they are allowed on the market. Read More
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A chemical used to make Teflon, food wrappers and dozens of other products may harm the immune system, liver and thyroid and cause higher cholesterol in children, according to the initial findings of a study of 69,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio who live near a DuPont manufacturing plant.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

For almost 50 years, the federal government, defense contractors and the chemical industry have worked together to block public health protections against a component of rocket fuel that can disrupt children’s growth and development, Environmental Working Group (EWG) told a Senate committee Tuesday.

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