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Monday, November 23, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic has many Americans rethinking how they’re spending Thanksgiving. EWG took a fresh look at some of the holiday’s traditions, and we have these tips to make your Thanksgiving healthier for you and the planet.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

This year many Americans are rethinking how they will celebrate Thanksgiving during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although this holiday will probably look different from any in recent memory, it's still important to celebrate with familiar foods and rituals.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

In the wake of the Trump administration’s rollback of more than 100 federal environmental regulations, California has again showed leadership, with new laws to protect public health. In the past two years, EWG’s team in Sacramento shepherded numerous legislative proposals to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, with nearly every bill signed into law.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Labels on turkeys can be confusing! It’s difficult to sort the certifications and claims that are superfluous from the ones that actually mean something. Fortunately, EWG can help you find the facts.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Whether you observe Thanksgiving this year with an intimate gathering or a virtual event, your day will still likely center on the traditional holiday meal. And no matter how many people you feed, you’ll want to make sure to provide the absolute best for your guests and yourself – without extra stress!

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Monday, November 16, 2020

The Trump administration’s assault on science has been a disaster for children, according to a report in February from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Now the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris offers the possibility of reversing the damage done to children’s health under the Trump administration, with its many rollbacks of public health protections and disregard for the heightened risk toxic chemicals pose to kids.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Covid-19 has made us all depend more on wireless technology. Whether you’re working remotely, attending school online or just staying in touch with family and friends, you’re more reliant than ever on Wi-Fi and cell service. Although these technologies can empower us to keep working, learning and socializing while safely at home, they also come with their own risks.

Friday, November 13, 2020

EWG News Roundup (11/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures, which are used in a variety of consumer products, can be found in the body of nearly every American and in the developing fetus.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The staggering number of food and farm workers who have died from Covid-19 has laid bare the Trump administration’s disastrous policies on food and farm issues.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

No candidate for president has ever pledged to make the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority – until now.

Monday, November 2, 2020

For decades, most canned food manufacturers used can linings made of epoxy resin based on bisphenol A, or BPA, making food the primary route of our exposure to this toxic chemical. A robust body of scientific studies shows BPA readily migrates from cans into food and that very small levels are harmful to neurological, cardiovascular, reproductive, endocrine and other biological systems.

Friday, October 30, 2020

EWG News Roundup (10/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Big Bang of the nationwide “forever chemicals” crisis was the revelation in 2001 that PFOA, a toxic compound used to make Teflon, had contaminated the drinking water for 70,000 people near a DuPont factory in West Virginia. Pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency forced DuPont and other companies to phase out PFOA, and they agreed not to use it after 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and his secretary of agriculture have a message for Europeans: We want you to drink polluted water too.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

It’s been 18 months since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which a new peer-reviewed study by EWG scientists estimates have likely contaminated the drinking water of more than 200 million Americans.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

As reported by The New York Times today, newly released emails show that in 2015 and 2016, Food and Drug Administration scientists urged the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde in hair-smoothing products, often referred to as “Brazilian blowout” treatments. The communications, obtained by EWG, also document increasing frustration among FDA scientists about the agency’s efforts to regulate toxic chemicals in cosmetics.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

For more than a decade, the Food and Drug Administration and the cosmetics industry have known that keratin hair-smoothing treatments – commonly called “Brazilian blowout” treatments – release unsafe amounts of formaldehyde into the air, putting consumers and salon workers at risk.