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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, November 16, 2009

Watch Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, share shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ordinary school cleaning supplies can expose children to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer, and other documented health problems and to hundreds of other air contaminants that have never been tested for safety, a study by the Environmental Working Group shows. Laboratory tests done for EWG found that a typical assortment of cleaning products released 457 distinct chemicals into the air.

 

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Friday, October 30, 2009

EWG comments that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyl compounds lacks risk-based values despite abundant data that the chemical family is toxic to people.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Air pollution testing conducted for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that cleaning supplies used in 13 key California school districts can cloud classroom air with more than 450 distinct toxic contaminants, including chemical agents linked to asthma and cancer. EWG released its findings today in Santa Monica during a news conference where attendees, again, called on the State legislature to adopt a measure that would encourage school districts across California to use less toxic cleaning supplies.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Written by Alice Shabecoff, co-author with her husband Philip of Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on our Children

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

EWG's scientists and public health researchers put our heads together and created a list of the most important steps you can take at home to promote your family's environmental health.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

EWG co-hosted a historic, first-of-its-kind conference that brought together government, academia, the environmental health community and the chemical industry to discuss reforming the U.S.'s chemicals policy.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced historic plans to overhaul federal toxic chemicals controls, with more rigorous testing and safety standards and greater EPA authority to protect the public.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organizations representing chemical manufacturers, environmental and public health advocates, environmental justice leaders and consumer product goods companies will host an historic conference to explore fundamental changes to U.S. chemical policy.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

Associated Press, John Heilprin

Published December 20, 2005

Drinking water may have a lot more in it than just H20 and fluoride, according to an environmental group's analysis of records in 42 states.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

What's the world coming to when your freakin' flip-flops are laced with toxic chemicals dangerous to human health and the environment?

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Monday, September 21, 2009

 

Associated Press, John Heilprin

Published January 8, 2002

Millions of Americans have been drinking tap water contaminated with chemical byproducts from chlorine that are far more than what studies suggest may be safe for pregnant women, two environmental groups say in a new study.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

USA Today, Michelle Healy
Published January 9, 2002

Millions of Americans have been drinking tap water contaminated with chemical byproducts from chlorine that are far more than what studies suggest may be safe for pregnant women, two environmental groups say in a study. Chlorine is commonly used to disinfect drinking water. When it is added to water that contains organic matter such as runoff from farms or lawns, however, it can form compounds such as chloroform that can cause illness.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

 

Los Angeles Daily News, Lisa Mascaro

Published January 9, 2002

Drinking tap water could put pregnant women at higher risk for miscarriage and birth defects in some parts of Southern California, says a report released Tuesday by two environmental groups.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times, Gary Wisby
Published January 9, 2002

Chlorination of tap water puts thousands of Illinois women at risk of miscarriage or birth defects, according to a report released by environmental activists Tuesday.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

 

Reuters
Published January 9, 2002

High levels of chlorination byproducts (CPBs) in drinking water put pregnant women at a higher risk for miscarriages or having children with birth defects, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

 

San Francisco Chronicle, Jane Kay

Published January 9, 2002

Pregnant women who drink chlorinated tap water face a higher risk of miscarriage and birth defects in their newborns despite tougher new standards, says a study by two environmental groups.

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