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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Environmental Working Group, one of the nation’s leading environmental health advocacy and research organizations, is joining forces with renowned educational nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World to form a single organization devoted to protecting children and the environment from toxic pollution, the boards of directors of the two groups announced today.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Today, Environmental Working Group released Food Scores : Rate Your Plate , an easy-to-use food database and mobile app that will house ratings and a vast array of other information for more than 80,000 foods from about 1,500 brands in a simple, searchable, online format.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Environmental Working Group is “deeply disappointed” that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to approve a toxic weed killer known as Enlist Duo, despite overwhelming opposition from the scientific and public health community, EWG said in a statement today.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
EWG commends Whole Foods Market for launching a new program that will raise the bar for retailing responsibly grown produce and improve the health, safety and environmental impact of the fruits and vegetables the company sells.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Frac sand mining - the extraction of the fine-particle sand needed for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") of wells -- is expanding rapidly in the United States and poses a little-understood threat to human health, the environment, and local economies, according to a major report issued today by the Civil Society Institute's Boston Action Research (BAR) and released in cooperation with Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA).
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
EWG applauds Senator Boxer’s leadership in fighting for reform of our broken toxics laws and protecting public health.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to approve new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds "brings us one step closer to widespread use of a new toxic weed killer that would threaten children’s health and the environment," EWG said in a statement.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Environmental Working Group published a new shopping tool and seafood calculator today to help people buy seafood lower in mercury, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and sustainably produced.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Clorox Company’s decision to disclose fragrance allergens in its household cleaning products is an important step in increasing transparency and improving awareness around the potentially harmful ingredients that go into cleaning products.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today approved a bill that could bring new and effective sunscreen ingredients to the U.S. market and help reduce the rate of skin cancer.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
A new audit from Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds the agency’s strategy to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico is ineffective.
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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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A new survey of Iowa farmland finds that “ephemeral gullies” are still ravaging many crop fields despite a few welcome signs of improvement compared to a year ago. Unprotected fields were once again battered by spring storms this year, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group.
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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Friday, August 1, 2014
Fifty members of Congress are standing up for children’s health by urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture to reject a new toxic weed killer, “Enlist Duo TM ,” and the genetically engineered seeds that would be used with it.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The government’s top doctor’s urgent warning today is an important call to action to reduce the skyrocketing rates of skin cancer, EWG said in a statement.
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.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Hollie Russon Gilman, Ph.D. has been awarded this year’s Chris Campbell Award for Excellence in Information Technology and Digital Mobilization, Environmental Working Group announced today.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Prominent doctors, scientists and business leaders today urged Congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application to market “Enlist Duo TM ,” a new toxic herbicide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Environmental Working Group and other leading public health advocates are urging members of Congress to support a new bill that could bring more effective sunscreens to the U.S. market and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, diagnosed in 2 million Americans yearly.

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