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Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of two proposed No Significant Risk Levels for bromochloroacetic acid and bromodichloroacetic acid. EWG also urges OEHHA to develop public health goal

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in support of the state’s proposal to lower the Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOS in drinking water.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

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

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Northwest Illinois is one of the nation’s most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities’ tap water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

In December 2015, the 1,500 residents of Erie, Ill., received a warning that the community’s tap water should not be given to babies under 6 months old, or used to mix formula or juice for those infants.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A new EWG analysis of state records shows that each year between 2012 and 2016, almost three-fourths of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state-run low-income health insurance program, were not tested for lead in their blood.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In his Senate testimony today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt displayed complete contempt for the mission of the department he leads, as well as its efforts to protect human health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Theirs aren’t the only faces in Trump’s gallery of regulatory rogues. One year into Trump’s war on public health, here’s a closer look.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

 New banners on display at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters highlight five “environmental achievements” under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s leadership.

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

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Friday, January 19, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Contrary to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s testimony before a House committee, Toyota has no plans to partner with the agency, the company said in a letter to the Environmental Working Group.

 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Albert “Kell” Kelly, the federally sanctioned ex-banker put in charge of the Superfund program despite having no environmental qualifications, has backed out of testifying before a key House hearing on the program’s future, according to well-placed congressional sources.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Americans have good reasons to question the quality of their drinking water. 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG sent a letter to Live Water regarding recent brand publicity. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following several inquiries about their product and the “raw water” movement.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Raccoon River in central Iowa runs through one of the most intensely farmed regions of the nation. Agriculture is vital to the area’s economy, but polluted runoff from farms poses an acute threat to residents’ tap water – and a daunting challenge to utilities struggling to keep the water clean.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG analysis of 2010 to 2015 test results from public water systems nationwide.  

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today.

 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

In 2015, Des Moines Water Works sued upstream counties to reduce manure and fertilizer runoff into the city’s drinking water supply, drawing attention to nitrate pollution. But nitrate contaminates water supplies throughout Iowa, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.

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