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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Almost three-fourths of the 750 sunscreens evaluated for EWG’s annual Guide to Sunscreens, released today, offer inferior protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, which may harm skin.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Environmental Working Group issued the following statement ahead of expected passage today by the House on H.R.3576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2016.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Obama Administration’s proposal to increase the mandate for dirty corn ethanol in gasoline will make air pollution worse and push farmers to grow corn for fuel instead of food, EWG said.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Today’s National Academy of Sciences report on genetically engineered foods takes a major policy step in calling on the food and agriculture industries to increase transparency regarding GMO foods, EWG said.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Environmental Working Group has updated its bug repellent guide to give consumers accurate information on the right products for their circumstances.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Conventional strawberries top the Dirty Dozen™ list of EWG’s 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce , displacing apples, which headed the list the last five years running.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Environmental Working Group today released a new edition of its Guide to Healthy Cleaning, an online database detailing the health hazards and environmental concerns for more than 2,500 household products. With the addition of hundreds of new products , the updated Guide tells shoppers what they need to know to make healthier choices.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 118 products , allowing shoppers to quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet our strictest health and transparency standards.
Friday, March 18, 2016
EWG applauds General Mills for disclosing the presence of GMOs on their products.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Pregnant women who follow the federal government's draft dietary advice could eat too much fish high in toxic mercury, which is harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, babies and young children, according to a new EWG study of women nationwide. At the same time, they could fail to get enough of the omega-3 fatty acids essential to their babies’ healthy development.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In a major win for consumers, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) failed to earn the votes he needed to stop debate on a bill known to opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
Today, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) filed the latest version of a bill known by opponents as the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act, which the full Senate will likely consider this week.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
EWG applauds Sen. Jeff Merkley (D- Ore.) for introducing a common-sense approach to GMO labeling that both the food industry and consumer groups can support.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A survey released today by the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint shows that voters overwhelmingly support stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in their personal care products.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Environmental Working Group issued the following statement today after the Senate Agriculture Committee narrowly passed a version of the House-adopted Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
EWG is pleased to announce that Maura E. Walsh has joined our growing team as vice president of digital strategy. Walsh, a highly-regarded digital communications leader, brings more than fifteen years experience in direct email marketing, content marketing, fundraising and advocacy.
Monday, February 29, 2016
EWG commended Procter & Gamble, the multinational manufacturer of family, personal care and household products, for taking a significant step today toward greater transparency about its ingredients by making public a list of more than 140 chemicals it does not use in any fragrances in its brands.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Today Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced draft legislation intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Most farmers collect more money in crop insurance payouts than they pay in premiums on their federal policies over time, making the term “insurance” a misnomer, according to a new report from EWG.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Proposed cuts to crop insurance and other expensive farm subsidy programs in the Obama administration’s 2017 budget would be good for taxpayers and the environment, EWG said in a statement today.

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