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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
A federal agency that evaluates the causes of birth defects and other reproductive problems is run by a consulting firm with ties to companies that make chemicals the agency is charged with reviewing, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Plans to add fluoride to Southern Californians' tap water this summer are raising concerns that parents may not know of the potential risks of using fluoridated water to mix infant formula.
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Friday, February 16, 2007
This study supports the long-standing advice of the federal government, the Environmental Working Group, and many other organizations: women should eat seafood during pregnancy known to be low in mercury and other harmful pollutants.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007
Many of the cosmetic industry's chemical safety assessments reveal that common petroleum-based cosmetic ingredients can be contaminated with a cancer-causing impurity called 1,4-dioxane.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
EWG and the National Black Farmers Association are pleased with the introduction of the Pigford Claims Remedy Act today. Introduced by Representatives Scott (D-VA) and Chabot (R-OH) and Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Obama (D-IL), the act will help thousands of African American farmers who were denied entry in the Pigford v. Glickman settlement.
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Thursday, January 4, 2007
On January 19, EPA will decide whether or not to allow unrestricted use of the potent human carcinogen chromium-6 in a wood preservative known as ACC (acid copper chromate), for lumber sold at the nation's hardware and home improvement stores.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Driven by soaring prices for uranium and other metals, and aided by an antiquated federal law, in the last four years mining interests have staked new claims on 2.3 million acres of Western public lands — an area larger than Yellowstone National Park.
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Monday, October 30, 2006
Exposure to a rocket fuel chemical widespread in the U.S. drinking water and food supply, at levels equal to or lower than national and state standards, could cause thyroid deficiency in more than 2 million women of childbearing age who would require medical treatment to protect their unborn babies, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
EWG's analysis of 25,000 personal care product labels found that more than 250 products on the market today contain one or more of 57 different types of nano-scale or micronized ingredients identified on product labels. Another 9,500 products contain ingredients that are available in nano-form, but were not labeled as either nano-sized or conventional-sized on the label. The absence of a clear government definition for nano-materials makes quantifying their presence in personal care products even more difficult.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2006
If you're concerned about food safety, you probably already look for organic produce at the supermarket. But if you can't always buy organic, you can still dramatically lower your family's exposure to chemical pesticides by choosing the least pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables with the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2006
A startling new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says minute traces of a toxic rocket fuel chemical found in milk, fruit vegetables and drinking water supplies nationwide lowers essential thyroid hormones in women.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Pressure is building in Congress for pre-election enactment of a $6.55 billion farm disaster aid bill, by far the most expensive such measure in history.
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Friday, September 15, 2006
A Harvard Medical School professor recently cleared by a Harvard ethics panel of charges that he suppressed critical research findings made a million dollar contribution to the University's Dental School.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006
The U.S. would reduce oil imports by 20 percent if auto companies met mileage standards using realistic driving tests according to a new analysis by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Friday, July 7, 2006
This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a 30-day public comment period for a motion filed by three watchdog groups that seeks an immediate suspension of all food uses of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook today challenged one the nation's most ardent and articulate defenders of status quo farm subsidy programs to a nationwide series of policy debates about the programs, former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-TX).
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
(WASHINGTON, July 18) — A scientific consultant whose firm fraudulently planted a study rebutting a link between chromium and cancer should be censured for violating toxicology's professional code of ethics, said the watchdog group whose investigation led to the study's retraction. In...
Friday, June 2, 2006
In a real-life epilogue to "Erin Brockovich," a peer-reviewed medical journal will retract a fraudulent article written and placed by a science-for-hire consulting firm whose CEO sits on a key federal toxics panel. The retraction follows a six-month internal review by the journal, prompted by an EWG investigation.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Today FDA announced it found high levels of benzene in several samples in a test of a small number of sodas and juice drinks.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The unique bond between a mother and daughter starts in the womb and lasts a lifetime. This Mother's Day, lab tests of mothers and their daughters show that they share another, unwanted bond: a common body burden of industrial chemicals that can be passed down across generations.
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