Articles by John E. Reeder, Anthony Lacey

Government panel calls for limiting federal purchases of products with ‘forever chemicals’

An influential federal advisory committee is recommending that federal agencies phase out the purchase of products containing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

Battle in California court shows urgent need to expand, not limit, solar in the state

A legal fight in California could determine whether the state will meet its clean energy and climate goals – or whether power companies’ greed could prevent millions of hardworking residents from...

EWG finds little-known toxic chemical in four out of five people tested

A new EWG peer-reviewed study has found chlormequat, a little-known pesticide, in four out of five, or 80 percent, people tested. The groundbreaking analysis of chlormequat in the bodies of people in...

No tricks, just treats: A nutritionist shares how new California food safety law will make Halloween healthier

When clinical nutritionist Stacy Roy takes her daughter Neela trick-or-treating this Halloween, she’ll be thinking about the ingredients in the candy handed out – but not just for that night.

EWG scores crucial victories with three new California laws to protect your health

In a major win for people aiming to live healthier lives, EWG has helped usher in six new California laws that will reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in food, cosmetics and other products – and...

Why one innovative sunscreen company wants their products EWG VERIFIED®

Why would a sunscreen company want to get EWG VERIFIED®? It’s a question we asked Autumn Blum, founder of Stream2Sea, which makes the only mineral-based sunscreens to be tested and proven safe for...

Chlormequat: What you need to know about this problematic pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency could soon allow chlormequat, a pesticide that may harm children’s health, on non-organic wheat and oats used to make hundreds of popular food products. Here’s what...

Going, going, gone? EWG finds glyphosate levels drop in oat-based products

When it comes to a harmful pesticide in your cereal or oatmeal, do you want the good or bad news first?

With many causes, U.S. tap water crises historically harm communities of color

Badly managed water systems, industrial pollution, aging infrastructure: Recent headlines underscore how tap water problems across the U.S. have many causes. What these different situations have in...

Quibble with Kibbles: ‘Forever chemicals’ in pet food packaging add to perils at home

The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS create health hazards at home, since they’re used in everyday items like cookware and cosmetics – and new EWG research finds some popular pet food packaging...

How to protect kids during the EPA’s Children’s Health Month

The Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating national Children’s Health Month, with tips for shielding kids from potential health harms caused by lead contamination, pesticides on produce and...

Pesticide peril: Toxic threats to farmworkers and families in Ventura County

A toxic threat is facing many parts of California’s Ventura County, where everyone from farmworkers to families could be at risk from increased exposure to harmful pesticides.