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Monday, January 27, 2020

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, January 24, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Exposure through the skin to the toxic fluorinated chemical once used to make Teflon could pose the same health hazards as ingesting the compound in water or food, according to a new animal study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH.

Friday, January 10, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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.

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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Friday, December 20, 2019

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

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.

Friday, December 13, 2019

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

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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A new report by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, links chemicals commonly used in hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Friday, December 6, 2019

“Dark Waters,” the story of how DuPont dumped a toxic Teflon chemical called PFOA in a small West Virginia town and covered it up for decades, opens nationwide today.

Friday, December 6, 2019

EWG News Roundup (12/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, November 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The array of options for selecting and cooking your Thanksgiving turkey can make your head spin. Every cook has their preference – but many people may not realize that cooking methods can introduce potentially harmful chemicals or extra saturated fat into your bird. EWG is here to help, breaking down the pros and cons.

Friday, November 15, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, November 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in almost 200 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG.

Monday, November 4, 2019

October was Children’s Environmental Health Month in California, a designation made by state legislators to raise awareness about the importance of cleaner air and water, safer food and healthier products for kids. But lawmakers and state officials didn’t just observe the occasion: They also took important actions to protect children’s health from hazardous chemicals.

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