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Friday, October 23, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Senate will almost certainly vote next week to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Because of the way she sees the role of government, her confirmation could mark the end of modern environmental law as we know it.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

As reported by The New York Times today, newly released emails show that in 2015 and 2016, Food and Drug Administration scientists urged the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde in hair-smoothing products, often referred to as “Brazilian blowout” treatments. The communications, obtained by EWG, also document increasing frustration among FDA scientists about the agency’s efforts to regulate toxic chemicals in cosmetics.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

For more than a decade, the Food and Drug Administration and the cosmetics industry have known that keratin hair-smoothing treatments – commonly called “Brazilian blowout” treatments – release unsafe amounts of formaldehyde into the air, putting consumers and salon workers at risk.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Emails obtained by the Environmental Working Group reveal that in 2015 and 2016, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration urged the agency to ban formaldehyde in popular hair-smoothing treatments, also known as “Brazilian blowouts.” Four years later, these hazardous treatments remain legal.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group has added information about healthy cleaners to its Healthy Living App, putting ratings at shoppers’ fingertips for more than 122,000 foods, personal care products and now healthy cleaners.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Legislation to ban the future use and importation of the notorious and deadly carcinogen asbestos was blocked from passing the House Thursday night after lobbyists representing a powerful sector of the building and construction industry objected.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In a major victory for the movement for safer cosmetics, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Assembly Bill 2762, into law. This is the nation’s first state-level ban of 24 toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde, from the beauty and personal care products Californians use every day.
 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Environmental Working Group and the Personal Care Products Council applaud California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing into law Assembly Bill 2762, which prohibits the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products with certain ingredients in California. This landmark bill moves the industry one step closer to global regulatory alignment.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

For many cosmetics products, exposure through your mouth may seem unlikely. Still, it’s important to consider oral dosing in assessing the safety of cosmetics ingredients, according to a new European study.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

EWG News Roundup (9/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

The California legislature passed Assembly Bill 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. This landmark legislation bans 12 toxic ingredients, such as PFAS, mercury and formaldehyde, which are already prohibited from cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the European Union and other countries. The law now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

The California State Senate Appropriations Committee defeated a bill that would reduce the amount of lead leached from faucets and fixtures to no more than 1 microgram of lead – five times less lead than faucets are designed to leach today. A.B. 2060, authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), was meant to ensure that schools and child care centers could purchase these fixtures beginning next year.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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