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October, 2013
An EWG analysis showed that under California’s proposed standard of 10 parts per billion, 24 million Californians would be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium, a suspected carcinogen, in drinking water. EWG submitted extensive research to the state, in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action and others, and joined with more than 20...
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October, 2013
EWG filed its first-ever shareholder actions against PepsiCo and Coca-Cola asking them not to fund a food industry campaign opposing a Washington state ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food.
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October, 2013
Cosmetics Investigative Series – EWG launched an 11-week investigative series, Exposing the Cosmetics Cover-Up , to address the dire need for cosmetics safety reform. It cited potentially toxic ingredients in many cosmetics, deceptive claims by some popular anti-aging products and ingredients that should be banned in cosmetics. EWG’s online petition to L’Oreal and Revlon has garnered more than...
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September, 2013
Mega-retailer Walmart announced it would require suppliers to limit or eliminate some potentially toxic chemicals from products on its shelves. Consumer awareness of toxic exposure risks drove this market change.
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August, 2013
The 2013 version of EWG’s seminal City Slickers report once again showed that the farm subsidy program had sent direct payments to upscale neighborhoods New York, Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco.
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August, 2013
EWG submitted a petition with more than 26,000 signatures and an EWG-drafted letter from 12 public and environmental health organizations calling on the Federal Communications Commission to improve cell phone radiation standards.
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July, 2013
EWG helped craft bipartisan legislation now before the House to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard, reduce the use of corn ethanol and accelerate development of promising second-generation biofuels. EWG’s Scott Faber testified in support of RFS reform before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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July, 2013
EWG’s Guide to Bug Repellent s, the first of its kind, evaluated the safest and most effective ways to prevent bug bites and the diseases they transmit. It offered detailed advice for 20 different scenarios for adults, kids and pregnant women.
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June, 2013
In Poisons in the Pipelines , EWG analyzed t oxic substances from a tar sands oil spill that fouled thousands of acres and several hundred homes in Arkansas.
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May, 2013
An EWG analysis of the federal Conservation Reserve Program disclosed that between 2006 and 2012, 14 million acres that had been protected at a cost to taxpayers of $6.6 billion likely went under the plow again as conservation agreements between landowners and the U.S. Department of Agriculture expired.
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