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Successes

August, 2016

EWG heard its supporters loud and clear. Time and again, we’ve been asked to package our advice and consumer guides so our followers can use them on the go and make better choices every time they shop.

And now they can, thanks to EWG’s new Healthy Living app.

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May, 2016

EWG has been working for years to close the labeling loophole that allows ingredients in cleaning products – including some that are potentially harmful – to remain undisclosed. The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2016 would strip away the secrecy shrouding the chemicals used to make most cleaners.

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May, 2016

EWG launched its 10th annual guide to sunscreens, which found that almost three-fourths of 750 sunscreens reviewed provided inferior protection or contained worrisome ingredients.

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April, 2016

EWG led the fight to keep $10 billion in taxpayer dollars from subsidizing the cotton industry.

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March, 2016

EWG tested hair samples from 254 women in 40 states who ate two or more seafood meals per week – about the same as recommendations under consideration by the FDA and EPA. The tests found that nearly 30 percent of women tested exceeded the current EPA safety guideline for mercury exposure during pregnancy.

 

 

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March, 2016

EWG VERIFIED™ now features 118 products, allowing shoppers to quickly and easily identify cosmetics and personal care items that meet our strictest health and transparency standards.

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February, 2016

Fooling Ourselves: Voluntary Programs Fail to Clean Up Dirty Water” continued our push for mandatory farming standards, while “Crop Insurance: A Lottery That’s a Sure Bet” revealed that crop insurance is not insurance at all, but just another way to subsidize industrial agriculture.

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February, 2016

EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database documents why free-spending federal crop insurance subsidies need substantive reform. The database is now mobile optimized for the first time in its nearly 20-year history.

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February, 2016

An EWG investigation found that anti-GMO labeling interests spent over $100 million on K Street lobbying since 2014.

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January, 2016

Due in-part to EWG’s relentless supporters and staff, the DARK Act was left out of the end-of-2015 omnibus spending bill.

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