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May

May Highlights

NEW CAMPAIGN and GUIDE: In 2014, EWG launched its first-ever Sun Safety Campaign, partnering with more than 20 sunscreen companies to educate people on how to stay safe while enjoying the sun year-round. More than 2 million Americans develop skin cancer every year, a growing epidemic that can be avoided. From tips about how to pick safer sunscreens to the importance of shading yourself from the sun, EWG's Sun Safety Campaign has you covered.

In addition, EWG re-launched its very popular annual "Guide to Sunscreens" - helping you to identify which sunscreens to avoid and which are safer for you and your family!
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NEW REPORT: It's hard to believe, but some breakfast cereals contain amounts of sugar rivaling those in foods you would never deem appropriate to start your day - or your child's day! EWG released a new report about sugar in children's cereals, highlighting the worst offenders. Read More

NEW ANALYSIS: As Congress rushed to act on a bill that sought to "reform" the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 , EWG showed that political spending by chemical companies and their trade association had reached record levels.

Based on data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics and lobbying disclosure forms filed with the House and Senate, EWG found that Dow, Dupont, BASF, 3M, Honeywell and Koch Industries, and the lobbyists they hired, spent $48.6 million last year to curry favor with legislators - up from $39.6 million in 2010. The increased spending came at a time when overall lobbying dollars were in decline.
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NEW REPORT: In 2014 the EPA proposed to cut the amount of corn ethanol blended into gasoline by 1.39 billion gallons, which would lower U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 3 million tons of carbon dioxide - as much as taking 580,000 cars off the road for a year. EWG issued a report that supported the EPA proposal and documented that the federal corn ethanol mandate hadn't lived up to its promise to help the environment. Instead, it has driven up food prices, strained agricultural markets, increased competition for farmland and promoted plowing up of uncultivated land. Read More

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