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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer is the season for enjoying the outdoors, but as cases of diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites continue to rise, Americans must remain vigilant about protecting themselves by using an appropriate and effective bug repellent

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In 2001, attorney Robert Bilott filed a federal class-action suit against DuPont for polluting the drinking water of more than 70,000 people in and around Parkersburg, W.Va., with PFOA, a Teflon chemical known within the company as C8. Bilott also wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency, supplying thousands of documents detailing DuPont’s decades-long coverup of the hazards of PFOA.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for their hearing pertaining to PFAS contamination and the need for corporate accountability

Friday, July 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer, harm to the reproductive system, and harm to the immune system.

Friday, July 5, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/5): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Per-and polyfluorinated substances, known as PFAS, are often characterized as “emerging contaminants.” However, ask the residents living in the communities polluted by decades of unregulated discharges of these chemicals and they’ll tell you that it’s a contamination crisis that has arrived long ago.

Friday, June 28, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

EWG today applauded House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for demanding new data from the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of imported cosmetics. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures, which are used in a variety of consumer products, can be found in the bodies of nearly every American and in the developing fetus.

Friday, June 21, 2019

EWG News Roundup (6/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make products “look, smell, feel and taste like food.” 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

At least 475 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an EWG analysis of government data.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report revealed. They can occur any time, but they thrive when water is warmer, usually from May through October.   

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Monday, June 3, 2019

A recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS,  in food, including meat, seafood and dairy products; sweet potatoes; pineapples; leafy greens, and chocolate cake with icing.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.