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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Friday, February 26, 2021

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Last month, after a year-long investigation, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other officials were charged for their roles in the Flint water crisis – the environmental disaster that shocked the nation seven years ago. All nine defendants pleaded not guilty to 42 charges, including willful neglect of duty, manslaughter, extortion, perjury and obstruction of justice.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Nearly all of the billions of dollars in federal farm bailouts to offset the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic went to white farmers, newly revealed Department of Agriculture data show.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

In 2019, in the absence of enforceable federal limits, New Hampshire became one of the first states to set its own drinking water standards for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

Friday, February 5, 2021

On Thursday, a congressional investigation revealed it had found that a number of widely sold baby food brands are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arseniclead, cadmium and mercury. The investigation, led by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, highlights major failures within the Food and Drug Administration.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To protect the health of people, communities and the environment, the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS should not be regulated one by one but as a class, more than a dozen scientists, including this author, argue in an article published today in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Monday, February 1, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a long history of discrimination against Black farmers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Firefighters take enormous risks to protect us. Now it’s time to protect them from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

The administration of President Joe Biden has a mountain of work to do to reverse the damage done by the Trump administration. It should begin by taking swift action to ban and restrict the toxic pesticides the Trump administration allowed in agriculture and on food.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Most people know that soda contains sweetener and carbonation, but they may not be aware of an ingredient in some soft drinks that can harm the nervous system – brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, a food additive banned in Europe but allowed in the U.S.

Monday, January 11, 2021

The soda industry has long been recognized as a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. In an attempt to change the narrative, Big Soda is pushing diet drinks, spending $296 million on marketing in 2018 alone. But artificial sweeteners might not be the health boon the industry is hoping for, according to a new study by Belgian researchers.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Are you looking to make a clean start to 2021? If you’re ready to start living cleaner and healthier, EWG is here to help. Take a look at some of our top resolutions, with resources to help you stick with them.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

It’s been a long and hard year, and many of us are looking forward to the festivities and traditions of the holiday season. Although Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for many to celebrate in person with their loved ones, holiday gift-giving will remain in force.

Friday, December 18, 2020

EWG News Roundup (12/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.