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News Releases

News Releases

News Releases

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Environmental Working Group is surveying U.S. makers of personal care products to ask if they are working to remove 1,4-dioxane, a likely human carcinogen, from their products. According to EWG’s Skin Deep® database, at least 8,000 products on the market contain ethoxylated ingredients, which may be contaminated with the chemical.
 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Environmental Working Group commends Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for protecting Americans from exposure to a potentially toxic contaminant in personal care products.
 
 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Legislation introduced today would make California the first state to ban perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, from fast food wrappers and takeout containers.
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m., the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee will consider the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258).
 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

President Trump’s executive order calling for the gutting of the Clean Water Rule puts the drinking water of 117 million Americans at risk, according to a nationwide county-by-county analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A group of public health advocates today announced that the Food and Drug Administration will consider removing its approval of lead acetate in hair dyes such as Grecian Formula. The group filed a joint petition that requires FDA to revisit a 1980 decision allowing the neurotoxin and carcinogen to remain in hair dye.
 

Friday, February 24, 2017

What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a panacea against disease, but eating right can help prevent many serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer.
 

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, introduced legislation today to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products used by consumers and professional cleaning workers. If the bill passes, it would be the first such law to take effect in the nation.
 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Levels of a cancer-causing flame retardant are increasing dramatically in the bodies of American adults and children, according to a new study led by Duke University scientists, in collaboration with researchers at EWG and other universities. 
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New research based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals. EWG’s report supplements a new peer-reviewed study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, which shows some of the test samples contained traces of a notorious and now-banned chemical formerly used to make DuPont's Teflon.
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Oklahoma environmental advocates and attorneys met yesterday with members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to strongly refute Scott Pruitt’s claims that he advanced pollution cleanup efforts as the state’s attorney general.
 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Some pregnant women who follow the new U.S. fish advice will be exposed to far too much mercury, say scientists and advocates. They maintain that the outdated science used for developing the guidelines is dangerously out of step with the latest peer-reviewed science.
 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

After taking $40,000 in campaign contributions from poultry industry interests, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt – President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency – stymied cleanup of a protected river polluted by factory farms’ chicken manure, an EWG investigation found. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 833 top-rated personal care and cosmetics products, allowing consumers to quickly spot items that meet stringent ingredient and transparency requirements.
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Today the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth sued the Food and Drug Administration for its failure to protect the public from dangers associated with popular hair straightening treatments.