Smart discussion about toxics policy reform
Jane directs EWG’s research operations, specializing in toxics and health research. She serves as a spokesperson on environmental health in the national media and at conferences across the country. Jane holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and postgraduate studies at Stanford. Before joining she EWG practiced environmental engineering at national research and consulting organizations.
All Articles by Jane Houlihan

Closing the Gap on Cosmetics Safety

Closing the Gap on Cosmetics Safety
EWG strongly supports cosmetics companies that strive to make the safest possible products. Unfortunately, with major gaps in current cosmetics law, some manufacturers don’t always choose the safest ingredients. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 would help close these gaps. Current law requires a...

At Last! Cosmetics Bill Introduced in the House

At Last! Cosmetics Bill Introduced in the House
Over the past decade, Environmental Working Group has uncovered either hazardous or untested cosmetics ingredients everywhere our research has taken us — in product tests, in ingredient label surveys and even in people. In our biomonitoring studies, we sent blood and urine samples from 20 teenage...

Save the Best for Last
or, Do the Worst First

Save the Best for Last <br/>or, Do the Worst First
Ever keep putting off the worst things on your to-do list? Like dusting before tackling the bathrooms, delaying calling the dentist to set up your next appointment, puttering around in the garden before balancing your checkbook as your kids jump on the trampoline — before making their beds? Under...

New Chemicals:
Getting the Right Data, and Getting the Data Right

New Chemicals: <br/>Getting the Right Data, and Getting the Data Right
Under the new legislation pending in Congress to reform the nation’s ineffectual chemicals regulation law, it would be easy to paralyze the Environmental Protection Agency under mountains of data — if it’s not done right. The discussion draft circulated by the House Energy and Commerce Committee,...

R-Rated Chemicals – This is Reform?

R-Rated Chemicals – This is Reform?
Is it possible that Congress would pass a bill allowing new chemicals on the market that might be even less safe than the ones we have now, to be used in products we buy and use everyday – even in children’s products? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the newly released House discussion draft...

I’ll take my lipstick unleaded, please

I’ll take my lipstick unleaded, please
You may have missed the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s latest study on lead in lipstick. After all, how many women peruse the latest ($35) issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Science while touching up for their next appointment? You’d hope you wouldn’t need to scour the scientific...