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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Friday, November 1, 2019

Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency had a bold idea: Require water companies to run the nation’s most polluted tap water through the treatment plant equivalent of a Brita water pitcher.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (11/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, October 25, 2019

EWG News Roundup (10/25): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – as you may have noticed from the annual explosion of pink products claiming to fund breast cancer research.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A sample of residential tap water in Louisville, Ky, contained 10 different compounds in the family of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Designating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” is critical to cleaning up legacy contamination of a chemical linked to cancer.

Friday, October 11, 2019

EWG News Roundup (10/11): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Philadelphia School District has closed two schools indefinitely after renovations uncovered deadly asbestos. The closure of the schools, housed in the same building, comes just weeks after a longtime teacher in the city’s schools was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer most often caused by asbestos exposure.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Many of the nation’s highest levels of groundwater contamination with PFAS – highly toxic fluorinated chemicals linked to increased risk of cancer and other diseases – have been found at military sites, according to federal data obtained and analyzed by EWG.

Friday, September 27, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Eight people have died this year from Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease caused by a mosquito-borne virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five to 10 cases of the virus are reported nationwide each year.

Friday, September 20, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/20): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are a class of environmentally persistent manmade chemicals that are used as water, grease and stain repellents in clothing and furniture, in industrial firefighting foam, and in the production of nonstick cookware.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This year’s defense spending bill – the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA – now being considered by Congress, is an unprecedented chance to regulate the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have contaminated hundreds of public water systems nationwide.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New York may soon become the first state to require that menstrual products disclose their ingredients on the label. The groundbreaking action follows the release of a study showing that many brands of menstrual products contain chemicals linked to health harms, including reproductive problems, damage to the nervous system and cancer.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Food corporation Kraft-Heinz just sent a clear message to parents: Your worries about phthalate contamination in our food chain isn’t our problem.

Friday, September 13, 2019

EWG News Roundup (9/13): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

For decades, 3M was a leading producer of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. As early as the 1950s, 3M’s own studies showed that PFAS chemicals built up in blood, and by the 1960s, 3M’s own animal studies showed the potential for harm. Yet 3M continued to produce PFAS chemicals without notifying its employees of the risks.

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