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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On Tuesday, bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee.

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News Release
Monday, June 10, 2019

EWG has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the EPA to include a 10-fold Food Quality Protection Act children’s health safety factor for the triclosan human health assessment and to consider all routes of exposure from all potential sources for triclosan in the final assessment for this antimicrobial chemical.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has once again found talc-based cosmetics marketed to teens contain asbestos.

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News Release
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

EWG has submitted a petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that biomonitoring of the American public include tests for common sunscreen ingredients. Research conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that four common sunscreen ingredients absorbed through the skin in amounts that require additional safety consideration. For this reason, biomonitoring for sunscreen chemicals is essential for protecting public health.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

California lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday to safeguard workers and their families from the toxic effects of lead exposure, following revelations that state officials failed to investigate hundreds of cases of lead-poisoned workers.  

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News Release
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

As with so many things in parenting, choosing a sunscreen for kids can be confusing and anxiety-provoking. You don’t want your kids to get sunburned or have other skin damage that can lead to premature aging and cancer later in life. But neither do you want to coat them in sunscreen – and get yelled at while doing it – only to find out later that it’s loaded with chemicals that may cause other health problems.

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Environmental Working Group has filed a public records request seeking internal records that could help shed light on the EPA’s decision to jettison funding for a network of research centers that focus on the risks to children of toxic chemicals and industrial pollution.

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News Release
Friday, May 24, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, May 23, 2019

EWG board member Michelle Pfeiffer met with federal lawmakers today to urge them to support bipartisan legislation to reform a woefully outdated law governing the cosmetics industry. 

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News Release
Thursday, May 23, 2019

It’s no secret that pee finds its way into swimming pools. In fact, the typical residential pool contains about two gallons of urine. What’s worse, there are other, more alarming contaminants lurking in the depths, and pee in the pool could be making the problem worse.

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News and Analysis
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Today EWG released its 13th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, which rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1300 SPF products, including sunscreens, daily moisturizers and lip balms with SPF values. EWG researchers found that two-thirds of sunscreen products still offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Top political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency ignored calls by agency scientists and lawyers to implement an outright ban of asbestos, according to internal memos obtained by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The memos and the EPA’s actions were reported today by The New York Times.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is formally requesting feedback on a petition submitted by EWG and food companies seeking to significantly limit the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer/Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, on oats that are used to make a wide array of children’s foods, like breakfast bars and cereals.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/3): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee Wednesday.

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News Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

More than 40 nations have banned or restricted more than 1,400 chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. So why are chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive harm still turning up in cosmetics sold in California?

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News and Analysis
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Monday, April 8, 2019

In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general issued an emergency alert today warning that the agency had failed to provide the public all the available data regarding toxic chemical releases into communities throughout the nation.

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