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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the registration review for the herbicide metolachlor.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the human health risk assessment for the fungicide tebuconazole, urging the EPA to use a full tenfold children’s health safety factor for this chemical.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the reevaluation of the FQPA safety factor for pyrethroid insecticides.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

EWG today applauded the House for voting to pass H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency has a long history of failing to act to protect Americans from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which are linked to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

On Wednesday, I spent the day with retired military firefighter Kevin Ferrara. Like thousands of military firefighters, Master Sgt. Ferrara was trained at Chanute Air Force Base – a now-closed facility in Illinois – to spray firefighting foams made with the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Trump administration threatened to veto PFAS legislation on Tuesday, just days after failing to meet its promise to move forward by the end of 2019 with efforts to set a drinking water standard for the toxic fluorinated chemicals.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Today, the Auditor for the State of California found that efforts by the California Department of Health Care Services and California Department of Public Health to prevent lead poisoning have failed to test millions of children on Medi-Cal.  More than 1.4 million 1- and 2-year-old children did not receive any of the required tests, and another 740,000 children missed one of the two tests that determine whether they have elevated lead levels.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

EWG News Roundup (12/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Trump administration today proposed reapproving the pesticide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting hormone that castrates frogs and is linked to birth defects and cancer in people. It has been banned or is being phased out in more than 35 countries.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

It was a year of both encouraging progress and frustrating setbacks for public health and the environment, as EWG continued to provide the information Americans need to protect themselves from toxic chemicals and to fight for improvements in laws and regulations. As 2019 gives way to 2020, here’s a countdown of the 10 most widely read stories on EWG social media platforms.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The defense bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy PFAS contamination.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water sources and clean up legacy PFAS contamination at military facilities.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

EWG News Roundup (12/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

DuPont, whose toxic fluorinated chemicals have contaminated communities nationwide, is buying a company that specializes in removing those same chemicals from tap water.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Beginning next year, a neurotoxic pesticide that at low doses can trigger brain and behavioral damage in children will be banned from use by agricultural operations in New York State

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of aluminum-free antiperspirants and deodorants on the market. The trend has been led by smaller, boutique brands marketed as “natural,” such as Here + Now, Justin Bieber’s new “gender-neutral” deodorant from Schmidt’s Naturals. But even Dove, one of the longest-established and biggest-selling deodorant brands in the world, launched its 0% Aluminum label this year.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

President Trump is considering nominating a former top chemical industry executive, who at the Environmental Protection Agency has led the rollback of important chemical safety regulations, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a report in The Washington Post.

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