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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Testing, testing, testing – the novel coronavirus has revealed the critical importance of swift and accurate testing and reporting, something that for decades, the Environmental Working Group has advocated for across multiple areas of public health and the environment.

Friday, March 13, 2020

This week AspenClean announced nine new cleaning products that meet EWG’s rigorous standards for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency to earn our EWG VERIFIED™ mark.

Monday, March 9, 2020

New studies by the Food and Drug Administration indicate that a common fluorinated chemical in food packaging and stain-resistant carpets and textiles is much more toxic than earlier studies by the chemical industry suggested.

Friday, March 6, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is prompting lots of concern and questions. Coronaviruses are not new: A majority of them are the cause of most cases of the common cold. But COVID-19 can cause more severe health problems, especially among the elderly and sick.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Three years into President Trump’s administration, the Union of Concerned Scientists, or UCS, has taken an in-depth look at the impact on children’s health. The findings are bleak.

Friday, February 28, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will take long overdue next steps toward a drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS, two of the most toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, is more weak tea from an agency that for decades has ignored the threats posed by these “forever” chemicals.

Friday, February 21, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In honor of Cancer Prevention Awareness month, EWG board member Meg Hirshberg wrote about the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a lifestyle transformation program she co-founded for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of chronic illness.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Recent tests indicate high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in a brand of menstrual underwear called Thinx. The brand is advertised as "Organic Cotton Underwear" and touts its certifications in statements and on its website. So why are PFAS chemicals in its products?

Friday, February 14, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Friday marks one year since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its latest plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have likely contaminated a majority of drinking water supplies nationwide. But President Trump’s so-called action plan has met few of the milestones parents expect from a one-year-old.

Friday, February 7, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Menstrual care products may be an important source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, according to two new studies that add to the mounting evidence.

Friday, January 31, 2020

This week, EWG scientists evaluated eight cleaning products recommended by the "Today" show to see how well they stacked up according to EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  

Monday, January 27, 2020

Recently an episode of NBC’s “Today” show recommended eight cleaning products for “clean living” that it said were both effective and environmentally friendly. Given EWG’s longstanding work evaluating cleaning products based on the ingredient safety and disclosure in our Guide to Healthy Cleaning, we wanted to see if those choices really make the grade for a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, January 24, 2020

EWG News Roundup (1/24): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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