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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.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A chemical used to make Teflon, food wrappers and dozens of other consumer products is linked to higher levels of cholesterol, according to the latest findings of a multi-year study of 69,000 West Virginians and Ohioans whose drinking water was contaminated by a DuPont manufacturing plant in Washington, W.Va, along the Ohio River.

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News Release
Monday, October 20, 2008

 

Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)
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Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20460-0001

October 20, 2008

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, October 17, 2008

Although completely eliminating exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may not be possible, there are steps you can take to reduce your family's exposure to this chemical by avoiding common sources and limiting exposure for the highest risk groups.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An Environmental Working Group investigation found that the recycling code 1 PET plastics contain numerous chemical additives, numerous manufacturing impurities and degradation byproducts, with 90 potential contaminants that can leach into bottled water.

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News Release
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
Saturday, October 11, 2008

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

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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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News Release
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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EnviroBlog
Blog Post
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Video
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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

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Video
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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News Release
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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Video
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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