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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Firefighting foam is one of the most significant sources of water contamination from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. PFAS-based firefighting foams have been widely used by the military, fire training centers and airports for five decades, even though the Pentagon has known since the 1970s that PFAS is toxic.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, farmworkers are risking their lives to feed us. So why are some officials in the Trump administration and some Republicans in Congress trying to cut farmworkers’ pay?

Thursday, April 16, 2020

More than 20 million people grow, harvest, pack, process, transport, serve and sell our food. The food and farm industry rivals the energy and health care sectors in terms of number of jobs.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Coronavirus sufferers in places with dirtier air are far more likely to die than those in areas with cleaner air, according to the first nationwide study of the connection between fossil fuel pollution and deaths from COVID-19.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Army Corps of Engineers just opened a huge flood management structure to relieve the swollen Mississippi River, which could cause a recurrence of a huge toxic algae bloom along the Gulf Coast, potentially affecting fisheries, recreation and ecosystems.

Friday, April 10, 2020

EWG News Roundup (4/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

At least 2,500 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an updated EWG analysis of government data. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

By now you may have seen the effects of repeated handwashing, and they’re not pretty.

Friday, April 3, 2020

On Thursday, EWG released an updated map that shows toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are now confirmed or suspected at 678 military installations.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are now confirmed or suspected at 678 military installations, according to EWG’s updated analysis of Defense Department records.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Although our daily routines have drastically shifted in the past few weeks, one thing hasn't changed: the need to eat healthfully. Healthy eating is always important, but now there’s an even more crucial reason – supporting our immune system to fend off invading pathogens like the novel coronavirus.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the U.S. and the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 climbs by the hour, the Americans at greatest risk are the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Tests of 10 samples of supermarket milk commissioned by EWG found none contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS – a welcome result, but more testing of milk and other foods is essential to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe from contamination with these widespread “forever chemicals.”

Monday, March 30, 2020

Americans are stocking up on hair dye, according to a new report by NPR. The article lists some of Nielsen's data about what Americans were buying the week ending March 21. Sales for hair dye increased by almost 20 percent from last year.

Friday, March 27, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/27): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

You can combat the novel coronavirus effectively while using products that are safe for you and your family.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During this time of the coronavirus crisis, the Environmental Working Group stands firmly in defense of food safety for all Americans. From the day EWG was founded, we have advocated for everyone to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This message has not changed in our nearly three decades of work. We also advocate for keeping the nation’s food supply safe from microbial contamination and toxic pesticides.

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.