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Saturday, April 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Lead Astray

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Failing Grades

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download our full report here: A Few Bad Apples

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Moms and Pops

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Thursday, November 18, 1999

Californians are unknowingly spreading fertilizers made from toxic waste to farm fields and home gardens, according to state and independent tests. Even though these products may exceed state standards defining hazardous waste, the State of California is proposing new rules that would legalize the practice of "recycling" toxic waste.

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Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Group Touts Federal Action Against Dirty, Coal-Burning Plants

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Monday, November 1, 1999

Scientists and government officials, including a blue ribbon panel of the National Academy of Sciences, are growing increasingly concerned about the health threat that mercury contamination of commonly eaten fish may pose to the delicate, rapidly developing nervous systems of fetuses, infants and young children.

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Wednesday, September 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: Polluter Privilege

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Thursday, July 29, 1999
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Thursday, July 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: Into the Mouths of Babes

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Thursday, July 1, 1999

View and Download our report here: Up In Smoke

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Wednesday, June 30, 1999

Atrazine, the most heavily used herbicide in the United States, is a cancer-causing weed killer applied to 50 million acres of corn each year. After it is applied each spring, it runs off cornfields and through drinking water plants into the tap water of millions of Midwestern homes.

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: From Bureaucrats to Fat Cats

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Saturday, May 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: Reading, Writing and Risk

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Friday, February 12, 1999

View and Download the report here: Ban Methyl Parathion Now

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Monday, February 1, 1999

Ten years after a consumer revolt against apples treated with the carcinogen Alar prompted a ban on the chemical, children are no better protected from pesticides in the nation's food supply, according to government data on the pesticides most often found in kids' favorite foods. A new study by EWG shows apples, as well as some other fruits and vegetables, are so contaminated parents should consider substituting items known to be lower in pesticides.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: How 'Bout Them Apples

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Friday, January 1, 1999

Two years of independent scientific monitoring by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) detected an array of toxic pesticides drifting into the air Californians breathe -- the tip of a 100-million-pound iceberg of hazardous chemicals emitted statewide each year as a result of pesticide use.

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Friday, October 2, 1998

Pollutants in rivers and other source waters throughout Ohio are contaminating drinking water statewide, a citizen monitoring project has found. Tap water in a dozen Ohio communities is contaminated - at levels well above federal safety standards or guidelines - with pesticides, chlorinated compounds and other chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other illnesses, according to tap water tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Ohio Citizen Action.

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Thursday, October 1, 1998

Pollutants in rivers and other source waters throughout Ohio are contaminating drinking water statewide, a citizen monitoring project has found.

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