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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

In September 2000, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that every single one of the 289 persons tested for the plasticizer dibutyl phthalate (DBP) had the compound in their bodies. The finding passed with little public fanfare, but surprised government scientists, who just one month earlier had rated DBP of little health concern based on the scientific assumption, which later turned out to be wrong, that levels in humans were within safe limits. DBP causes a number of birth defects in lab animals, primarily to male offspring, including testicular atrophy, reduced sperm count, and defects in the structure of the penis (CERHR 2000).

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Wednesday, October 18, 2000

 A new computer investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), using data generated by Texas and other state governments, shows Texas Gov. George Bush has the worst anti-smog record in the country.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Give Us A Fake

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Monday, July 17, 2000

The state has almost never ordered cleanup or assessed fines for the thousands of underground gasoline storage tanks leaking MTBE and other toxic chemicals into California’s water and soil, even when the leaks have been known for more than 10 years, according to a study by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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Saturday, July 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Prime Suspects

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Thursday, June 29, 2000

Half of major industrial water polluters in California are operating with expired pollution permits, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Friends of the Earth (FOE).

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Thursday, June 29, 2000

Half of major industrial water polluters in California are operating with expired pollution permits, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Friends of the Earth (FOE).

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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 the report here: Moms and Pops

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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

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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 our report here: Up In Smoke

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Thursday, July 1, 1999

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

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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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