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Saturday, September 28, 2002

MTBE: WHAT THE OIL COMPANIES KNEW AND WHEN THEY KNEW IT

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Monday, July 8, 2002

In May 2002 a coalition of environmental and public health organizations contracted with a major national laboratory to test 72 name-brand, off-the-shelf beauty products for the presence of phthalates, a large family of industrial chemicals linked to per- manent birth defects in the male reproductive system.

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Sunday, May 19, 2002

Residents of predominantly non-Anglo or poorer neighborhoods in California are much more likely to breathe harmful levels of airborne soot and dust than residents of more affluent or white neighborhoods, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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Thursday, May 16, 2002

Pollution from airborne soot and dust causes or contributes to the deaths of more Californians than traffic accidents, homicide and AIDS combined, according to a new report released today by Environmental Working Group.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

View and Download the report here: Particle Civics

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Friday, March 1, 2002

Internal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveal that the agency is failing in its public health obligation to protect pregnant women and the developing fetus from the toxic effects of mercury.

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Friday, February 1, 2002

This week, Monsanto and Solutia defend themselves in a lawsuit by 3,500 plaintiffs seeking compensation for health and environmental damage left behind by the company's production of PCBs in Anniston, Alabama.

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Friday, January 11, 2002

The story of Anniston is a cautionary tale. Monsanto's internal documents, many of which are being posted here for the first time for the world to finally see, uncover a shocking story of corporate deception and dangerous secrets.

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Thursday, November 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: The Poisonwood Rivals

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: All Hands on Deck

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Monday, July 16, 2001

Sources of drinking water for more than 7 million Californians and unknown millions of other Americans are contaminated with a chemical that disrupts child development and may cause thyroid cancer, but is unregulated by the state or federal government, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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Sunday, July 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: Rocket Science

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Was John Stossel once again tampering with truth?

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Wednesday, May 23, 2001

The Healthy Building Network (HBN) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) today petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban arsenic-treated wood in playground equipment and to review its safety for use in other consumer items.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2001

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today that it has filed legal notice to sue the manufacturers of wooden playground equipment treated with arsenic.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2001

The East Coast's leading manufacturer of wooden playground equipment, PlayNation Play Systems, Inc., announced today that it will discontinue the use of arsenic-treated lumber, becoming the first national playground manufacturer to exclusively use arsenic-free preserved wood in the construction of treated wood playgrounds.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: Poisonous Pastime

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Monday, April 30, 2001

View and Download the report here: Lead Pollution At Outdoor Firing Ranges

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Friday, April 13, 2001

Government recommendations for fish consumption could expose more than one in four expectant mothers - 1 million women - to enough mercury to put the health of their fetuses at risk, according to a new computer investigation released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).

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Sunday, April 1, 2001

View and Download the report here: Brain Food

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