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Using EWG Food Scores to navigate plant-based meats and how to swap in plants

Several years ago, EWG asked me to review the beta version of an app being developed to give shoppers valuable intel about their food choices. To say I was eager for this opportunity is an...

Keep your kids safer in the sun this Fourth of July

This Fourth of July weekend is all about getting out in the sun. Picnics, barbecues and time at the pool are all great excuses to get little ones outside to play and exercise.

Tampon shortage: Beware ‘forever chemicals’ in backup options

First there was a baby formula shortage, bare shelves where there should have been rows of packages. Now there’s a tampon supply problem – and publications from the New York Times and Sacramento Bee...

Fact versus fiction: ‘Forever chemicals’ hazardous substance designation is not a ban

If the Environmental Protection Agency designates the two best studied “forever chemicals” called PFAS as hazardous substances, manufacturers will not be forced to stop using them.

Are food and consumer product chemicals contributing to our obesity crisis?

The food industry insists America’s obesity crisis can be chalked up to simple math – people eat too much and exercise too little.

Bee-killing 'neonic' pesticides may also harm children’s health

Commonly referred to as neonics, neonicotinoids are insecticides frequently used as a seed-coating treatment for corn and soybeans and applied to a variety of fruits and vegetables. Their use in the U...

Staying healthy this Fourth of July

Independence Day is almost here, with the potential for fun, sun and fireworks. While preparing for barbecues, beach days and get-togethers with family and friends, keep in mind a few health and...

Plant-centered food lifestyle 101 and how your choices at home can help

Find out where you fall on the plant-centered food lifestyle continuum. Do you eat only plants? Or perhaps you mostly consume meat and dairy and only occasionally plant-based food.

It’s time to end the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting ‘turnout gear’

What happens if life-saving equipment also poisons your body? Ask a firefighter – it’s been happening to them for the past half-century.

Blue-green blues: Summertime is the season for toxic algae

As summer begins, so does peak algae bloom season. Before planning a visit to any beaches, lakes or other bodies of water, make sure to look out for toxic algae outbreaks.

TOPGUN Navy base has top ‘forever chemicals’ contamination

Extremely high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected at the home of the Navy’s famous TOPGUN training school, at Fallon Naval Air Station, in Nevada.

Military’s Filthy 50 sites contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ haven’t started cleanup

The military has not begun cleanups at any of the 50 Department of Defense sites Congress has identified as highly contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and it could be years...

Produce industry picks wrong side by fighting EPA ban of brain-damaging pesticide

The nation’s non-organic fruit and vegetable growers are throwing their weight behind efforts to undo the Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on spraying produce with a pesticide known to harm to...

FDA agrees to renewed call for reassessing health risks of BPA in food packaging

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration finally said it would heed calls from EWG and other top advocacy groups seeking to limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in food packaging, an urgent need...

Few states are prioritizing climate with USDA incentive bonus program

Few states are making use of Department of Agriculture bonus payments that could help ramp up farm stewardship practices to reduce greenhouse gases, an EWG analysis finds. The USDA’s Environmental...

EWG applauds Senate bill to close food chemical safety loopholes

EWG applauds Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) for today introducing legislation to ensure the safety of food chemicals by closing regulatory loopholes.

California Assembly passes bill to track and report toxic ‘forever chemicals’ sold, distributed or imported to the state

The California Assembly today advanced Assembly Bill 2247, a measure to collect and report on the products and substances sold in and brought into California that contain the toxic “forever chemicals”...

Environmental injustice: Passing on the costs of ‘forever chemicals’ cleanup

Setting a national drinking water standard for the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and passing the implementation costs to ratepayers and private well owners, while letting industry to keep...

Unwanted guests: Avoid chemicals, bacteria and pesticides at your Memorial Day cookout

Memorial Day weekend, the gateway to summer, is almost here – pools are opening, and people are grilling, hosting barbecues and enjoying picnics. If you’re planning an event with tasty food, make sure...

Staying safe in the sun this Memorial Day weekend

With Memorial Day weekend unofficially starting the summer, some people will be heading to the beach, others to a lake or a picnic. Whatever your plans, EWG has useful tips to help protect you from...

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