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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director, Richard Wiles, praised the action of Connecticut state officials that removed fromsale all Planet Toys' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tm Fingerprint Examination Kits due to recent test results finding dangerous levels of asbestos in powders contained in some sample kits.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
As Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter prepares to take a stand on federal plans to allow thousands of oil and gas wells on Colorado’s Roan Plateau and surrounding land, an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG) finds that drilling permits in the area have already more than doubled since 2004.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
A first ever national survey of nurses’ exposures to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and radiation on the job suggests there are links between serious health problems such as cancer, asthma, miscarriages and children's birth defects and the duration and intensity of these exposures. The survey included 1,500 nurses from all 50 states.
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Monday, December 10, 2007
After weeks of haggling, the Senate is set to deliberate on the 2007 Farm Bill. The Environmental Working Group, along with a diverse coalition of groups, is advocating for reform of wasteful government spending in farm programs.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Today, the Environmental Working Group sent the attached letter to Congressional leadership expressing opposition to the reported Renewable Fuels package in the Energy Bill.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Many new parents are aware that the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) leaches from plastic baby bottles found on the shelves of stores across America. But a new investigation by EWG reveals that BPA is also used to line nearly all infant formula cans. BPA levels found in liquid formula are likely to be far higher than those that leach from bottles under normal use.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Last week, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced the results of an exhaustive 18-month scientific study testing hundreds of consumer products for the deadly cancer-causing chemical asbestos.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
From baby shampoo to diaper wipes, children are exposed to products every day containing chemicals that have not been assessed for their hazards to children, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG) that exposes the lack of federal safety protections for children's personal care products.
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Public Lands Senior Analyst Dusty Horwitt applauded today's vote in the House supporting landmark reform of the nation's antiquated mining law, first put on the books when by Ulysses S. Grant was President in 1872.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Members of the media are invited to join Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and EWG president Ken Cook on Thursday, November 1st for a press conference announcing the launch of the EWG report on Direct Payments: Subsidies on Autopilot .
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
One of every 16 one-year-old children in the U.S. is exposed to the rocket fuel chemical perchlorate at levels above the government’s safe dose, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of food testing data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Monday, October 15, 2007
A modern-day Gold Rush is threatening California’s national parks, national monuments, wilderness and roadless areas.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director Richard Wiles issued the following statement thanking United States Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) after the Senate unanimously passed landmark anti-asbestos legislation the two lawmakers introduced back in March of this year. Senator Murray was the bill’s author, and Boxer was an original co-sponsor, who as Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee was instrumental in its passage.
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Friday, October 5, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) issued the following statement today in response to media outlets that reported on a fish industry study urging pregnant women to disregard FDA guidance on fish consumption.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A bid to establish a dedicated trust fund to compensate farmers and ranchers who suffer weather damage to crops and livestock would direct most of the funds to a handful of states where agricultural disaster “emergencies” are in fact routine, virtually annual occurrences, primarily because of low rainfall.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
As FDA officials and the cosmetics industry prepared to huddle behind closed doors without input from outside groups to discuss “regulatory obstacles” between countries, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the results of a new investigation that found literally hundreds of cosmetics sold in the U.S. containing chemicals the industry itself has determined to be unsafe even when used as directed.
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Monday, September 10, 2007
As the five major commodity crops reap billions in taxpayer dollars each year, nearly 70 percent of farmer requests for voluntary conservation assistance go unfunded and soil erosion rules for subsidy recipients are barely enforced.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
EWG issued the following statement today in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s latest proposed federal safety standards for sunscreens. FDA first announced its intention to implement safety standards for sunscreens 28 years ago. To date, none have been finalized. These new proposed regulations would for the first time put a permanent safety standard in place for UVA protection.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director Richard Wiles issued the following statement today in response to the decision by the head of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) – a division of NIH – to step down as a result of an on-going investigation into his leadership of the health advisory panel.
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Monday, August 20, 2007
More than 64,000 children a day in Southern California will be exposed to an unsafe dose of fluoride when the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) begins adding fluoride to drinking water in October, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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