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Successes

October, 2015

EWG and Duke University found evidence of harmful chemicals typically found popular nail polish brands in women’s bodies.

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October, 2015

EWG launched its new verification program to give consumers peace of mind at the point of sale. The program helps them avoid toxic, potentially harmful chemicals and contaminants commonly found in consumer goods.

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August, 2015

EWG analyzed the hazardous chemicals, with ties to cancer and hormone disruption, that are found in fracking fluid throughout California.

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June, 2015

EWG found that major canned food brands were still using BPA, a known hormone disruptor, in the epoxy lining of their products.

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May, 2015

In a major EWG victory, California added bisphenol A, or BPA, to Proposition 65, its list of toxic chemicals.

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April, 2015

Asbestos companies claim they need this legislation because they allege victims are committing fraud. The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, studied the trusts in 2011 and found no evidence to support the companies' accusations. 

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April, 2015

A bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the FDA ensure the safety of cosmetics and other personal care products.

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March, 2015

Worked with Sen. Edward J Markey, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to begin a nationwide inquiry to see how states and schools have implemented a 1986 law designed to protect schools from asbestos.

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February, 2015

EWG applauded California lawmakers for introducing a bill that would require cleaning product companies to disclose ingredients.

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December, 2014

EWG targeted Revlon with multiple online petitions for its use of parabens and formaldehyde releasers in cosmetics. The giant corporation promptly pledged to stop using the worst of them.

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