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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Current methods of managing waste from toxic “forever chemicals” don’t work – and in fact, perpetuate the cycle of contamination, according to peer-reviewed research by scientists from the Environmental Working Group.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

On Monday, EWG released an article on government officials’ inadequate guidance about reopening schools safely as the coronavirus pandemic seems to worsen.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mike Tauber, a plumber by trade, grew up and now lives on the outskirts of Hackensack, a town of 300 located within 10 miles of 127 lakes in north central Minnesota’s Cass County.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

EWG News Roundup (8/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

There’s only one word to describe Senate Republicans’ proposal to shower even more COVID-19 relief funding on the nation’s largest farmers while providing none to protect farm workers or help hungry families.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A notoriously hazardous cosmetic ingredient now has another black mark on its record: Butylparaben – a hormone-disrupting chemical used as a preservative in personal care products and linked to cancer, sperm damage and environmental harm – was recently classified by the European Chemicals Agency as a substance of very high concern.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Toxic algae outbreaks – slimy, smelly blooms of microorganisms, triggered by polluted farm runoff into lakes and rivers – can cause nausea, vomiting and more serious, longer-term health impacts, such as liver failure and cancer, in people exposed through recreational contact or drinking water.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Packer, a leading trade publication for the conventional produce industry, loves to attack EWG’s annual Dirty Dozen™ list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

EWG News Roundup (7/16): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Only eight states have wide-ranging mandatory protections for farmworkers from the coronavirus, an Environmental Working Group analysis of state regulations reveals. Some states have issued recommendations for farmworker protections, but most states have issued no guidance at all.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you’re planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to your nearest beach or lake for time outdoors, it’s more important than ever to make your health and safety a priority.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Summer is in full swing. Finding a safe and effective sunscreen for you and your family is one component of your sun safety toolbox. And right in time for the Fourth of July holiday, EWG just updated its 2020 Guide to Sunscreens with 119 new SPF products.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Over the Fourth of July holiday, don’t act like the crowds recreating in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio. With area pools closed due to the pandemic, people are flocking to the lake to cool off, despite the state’s guidelines on social distancing and large gatherings.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Summer is here, which means it’s also mosquito and tick season. As all 50 states reopen, more Americans are spending time outdoors and will need protection from bug bites.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

This week, EWG released an analysis of nitrate contamination of drinking water, largely caused by polluted runoff from crop fields, across 10 states, affecting more than 20 million Americans. The investigation also found that water utilities with the worst issues with nitrate were getting worse over time.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule regulating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS  in consumer products. True to form for the Trump administration, the rule significantly weakens a public health protection proposed under the Obama administration.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Today is Juneteenth. This year the holiday is especially meaningful, as people of all backgrounds have gathered to raise their voices and declare: Black Lives Matter. EWG stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other people of color and redoubles our commitment to support and join leaders in the fight against racial injustice.