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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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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

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

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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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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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Thursday, October 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: Full Disclosure

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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: English Patient

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Wednesday, July 1, 1998

For decades, U.S. and foreign pesticide manufacturers have been feeding their products to rats, rabbits, mice, and guinea pigs in thousands of controlled laboratory studies, all designed to satisfy government regulatory requirements for chemicals that kill weeds, insects, rodents and other pests.

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Tuesday, June 9, 1998

Lack of basic environmental practices at major U.S.hospitals is resulting in serious pollution problems and contamination of major foods, including baby foods, a new study has found.

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Monday, June 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: Greening Hospitals

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Thursday, April 30, 1998

View and Download the report here: Dumping Sewage Sludge on Organic Farms

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Thursday, March 26, 1998

Under the guise of 'recycling,' millions of pounds of toxic waste are shipped each year from polluting industries to fertilizer manufacturers and farmers, who used toxic waste laden with dioxin, lead, mercury and other hazardous chemicals as raw material for fertilizers applied to U.S. farmland.

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Sunday, March 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: Factory Farming

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