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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Thursday, June 20, 2019

One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make products “look, smell, feel and taste like food.” 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

At least 475 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an EWG analysis of government data.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report revealed. They can occur any time, but they thrive when water is warmer, usually from May through October.   

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Monday, June 3, 2019

A recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS,  in food, including meat, seafood and dairy products; sweet potatoes; pineapples; leafy greens, and chocolate cake with icing.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

EWG News Roundup (5/17): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, May 10, 2019

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, EWG has curated a brunch menu from “Just Add Lemons: 100+ Recipes for Family and Home from EWG and Friends.” Celebrate your mother, grandmother or another important woman in your life by preparing any or all of the dishes from the suggested recipes below. Already have a meal in mind? Use EWG’s Food Scores to help you find healthy ingredients and products.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. A total of 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.

Friday, May 3, 2019

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

Friday, April 26, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, April 19, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, April 12, 2019

A new analysis of Monsanto’s signature herbicide, glyphosate, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives weight to studies connecting glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and recommends monitoring children’s exposure to this toxic weedkiller.

Friday, April 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler made the rounds of Capitol Hill this week, displaying twice his questionable commitment to protecting Americans’ public health.

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