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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tests published earlier this month by myself and other scientists at the Environmental Working Group and Duke University detected a biomarker indicating that all 26 children in our study had been exposed to a fire retardant called TDCIPP, linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. Their level of exposure was nearly five times the average level found in their mothers. In the most extreme case, a child had 23 times the level of the mother.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

EWG has determined that 487 elementary schools across America are within 200 feet of a corn or soybean field. This finding is alarming because young children are especially vulnerable to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D in Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo TM, a weed killer mixture that is awaiting governmental approval for widespread use on new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybeans.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Last month (July 28) a committee convened by the National Academy of Sciences confirmed a federal interagency group’s conclusion that styrene, a chemical building block used to produce a wide variety of everyday products, can cause cancer.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendation to deregulate new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds would bring a chemical manufacturer one step closer to selling a new toxic weed killer that would threaten human health and the environment.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Scientists at the Environmental Working Group and Duke University have found evidence that the average level of a cancer-causing fire retardant chemical in the bodies of children tested was nearly five times the average in their mothers, according to a new study released today.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Last summer I was taking my one-year-old daughter to the pediatrician when a sign in the lobby caught my eye: Want to participate in a study on flame retardants?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and some of his colleagues are telling American consumers they can’t handle the truth.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The House of Representatives today advanced a bill that could bring more effective sunscreens to the U.S. market and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement today.

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News Release
Monday, July 28, 2014

EWG applauds Reps. Whitfield and Dingell for their efforts to accelerate FDA’s review of the safety and efficacy of sunscreen ingredients and we look forward to working with Congress to enact legislation that could help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prominent doctors, scientists and business leaders today urged Congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application to market “Enlist DuoTM,” a new toxic herbicide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate. 

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News Release
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Six years ago, EWG tested the blood and urine of 20 young adults. We wanted to know whether teens would show higher levels of chemicals associated with cosmetics and other personal care products, since we knew that they used an average of 17 of them every day.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that organic crops have higher concentrations of antioxidants, lower levels of cadmium and nitrates and fewer pesticide residues than non-organic crops.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

It started with a simple question – how many personal care products do people use every day?

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ten years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency and health advocates forced flame retardant chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, from the market. These chemicals were showing up in people’s bodies and persisting in the environment, and research suggested they disrupted hormone signaling and brain and nervous system development.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

More than 500,000 people have submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging it to reject an application to market a new toxic herbicide called Enlist Duo, a mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

There are 5,532 American schools within 200 feet of farm fields that may soon be blanketed with massive amounts of a toxic defoliant linked to Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and reproductive and immune system problems.

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AgMag
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Monday, June 30, 2014

If oil and gas companies were injecting potentially toxic fluids into the ground near your home or your children’s schoolyard, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OK, guys. Remember back in March, when we told you that exposure to BPA might be bad for your prostate? Well, a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has shown that prenatal exposure to BPA could predispose men to prostate cancer much later in life.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated consumer guidelines on fish consumption. The two agencies said that because of the important developmental and health benefits, pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might become pregnant and young children should eat 8-to-12 ounces (2-3 servings) a week of fish varieties that have lower levels of mercury contamination. 

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