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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mired in multiple scandals of his own making, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt attempted to shift the blame to “toxic” Washington yesterday.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Roundup 3/30: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

One year ago today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over EPA scientists in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency's proposal to ban chlorpyrifos from use on food crops. Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems at small doses.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Exposure to fluorinated industrial chemicals, known as PFAS or PFC chemicals, may increase the amount of weight that people, especially women, regain after dieting, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers, published in PLOS Medicine. It found that women with higher levels of PFAS chemicals in their blood at the start of the study regained an average of 3.7 to 4.8 pounds more than women with lower levels of the chemicals in their blood.  

Thursday, March 22, 2018

On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers.

Monday, March 19, 2018

In an era of bitterly divisive politics, there’s one thing that unites Democrats and Republicans across the nation: They oppose Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Fracking for oil and gas poses an impending health crisis in the U.S., two leading groups of health professionals warn in a new report.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Roundup 3/16: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The danger of children's exposure to even the lowest level of lead is well known. Now, a new study finds that adults who are exposed to lead face major risks of death from heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In a groundbreaking move, California has proposed that carpets and rugs containing the stain-resistant fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS should be considered a priority product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products program.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The more highly processed foods you eat, the higher your risk of cancer.

Monday, March 12, 2018

“Let it be written that environmentalists didn’t kill the nuclear industry, economics did,” Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson wrote last summer.

Friday, March 9, 2018

News Roundup (3/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is thought to be the first to assess occupational or domestic cleaning product exposure as it relates to the decline of lung function.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The full-page ad on the back of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is supposed to be funny.

Friday, February 23, 2018

EWG News Roundup 2/23: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Releases from chemical products, including ones we use every day in our homes, are as much a cause of air pollution as automobile emissions, according to a new study that has big implications for how airborne pollutants are regulated.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A rash of product recalls, government warning notices and contaminated cosmetics may finally push Congress to give our broken cosmetics law a makeover.