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Calif. health agency finds synthetic food dyes associated with ADHD, neurobehavioral problems in kids

Children who consume synthetic food dyes are more susceptible to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and other neurobehavioral problems, according to a new report by the top California...

EWG applauds coal miners union push for just transition to clean energy

The nation’s biggest coal mining union announced its support Monday for federal legislation and policies that shift the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy, while also including job training...

Watchdog group calls on Duke Energy to embrace fairness and justice for low-income communities

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations are demanding that Duke Energy, which has more customers than any other investor-owned electric utility, reverse years...

Wisconsin’s Big Ag lobby threatens clean water rule

Wisconsin’s proposed nitrate pollution rule, critical to protecting the health of more than 1 million residents, is in danger of being blocked by a group of lawmakers beholden to industrial...

Landmark bipartisan PFAS Action Act introduced in Congress

Today Reps. Debbie Dingell (D) and Fred Upton (R) both from Michigan, introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect all Americans from the harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG applauds Booker-Spanberger bill to reward climate stewardship on farms and forest lands and expand rural renewable energy production

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) yesterday announced the reintroduction of legislation to support voluntary conservation practices on more than 100 million acres of U.S...

Biden’s first budget: Billions for clean energy, environment and public health

President Biden’s first budget proposal marks a dramatic shift in priorities away from the Trump administration, proposing billions for critical environmental, public health and clean energy programs...

EWG applauds ‘forever chemicals’ provisions in Biden budget

The Environmental Working Group today applauded the Biden administration for making the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority in its annual budget request.

Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on...

Calif. bill would ban ‘forever chemicals’ in products for children

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from a wide range of children’s products passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials...

EWG urges FDA to quickly set limits on toxic metals in baby food

The Environmental Working Group today urged the Food and Drug Administration to quickly follow through on its plan to set mandatory limits on levels of toxic heavy metals in baby food.

Calif. bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from faucets and fixtures passes key committee

State legislation to set a legally enforceable limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic...

To reach ‘net zero,’ Duke Energy doubles down on gas and nukes

Flying in the face of the nation’s urgent need to transition rapidly to clean and safe energy, Duke Energy is doubling down on plans to invest billions of dollars in natural gas plants and nuclear...

Biden Throws Support Behind Commercial Offshore Wind Power Program

The Biden administration today committed to backing offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Seaboard that by 2030 will generate enough electricity to power 10 million homes for a year, will have...

Study: Preservative Used in Pop-Tarts and Hundreds of Popular Foods May Harm the Immune System

A food preservative used to prolong the shelf life of Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Cheez-Its and almost 1,250 other popular processed foods may harm the immune system, according to a new peer...

Study: Replacing Furniture and Foam Reduces Levels of Toxic Flame Retardants

Americans have been exposed to potentially harmful flame retardant chemicals for decades. A new study, conducted in Northern California, shows that replacing a couch, or even just swapping the foam in...

California To List Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’ as a Cause of Cancer in People

The top state scientific agency charged with protecting Californians from toxic chemicals has proposed adding the “forever chemical” PFOA to the list of substances known to the state to cause cancer...

Actor and Advocate Mark Ruffalo Applauds House Bills To Increase Infrastructure Funding for ‘Forever Chemicals’

Actor and environmental advocate Mark Ruffalo applauded the introduction of sweeping infrastructure legislation introduced by key House committees that would provide $3.5 billion over the next five...

EWG Grieves for Atlanta Victims, Condemns Surge in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

The Environmental Working Group is outraged and deeply saddened by the slaughter in the Atlanta area of eight innocent Americans, including six of Asian descent, by a 21-year-old white man who police...

OUT NOW: EWG’s 2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Collard and mustard greens join kale among the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce on the Environmental Working Group's 2021 Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time, bell peppers and hot peppers...

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