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Biden EPA moves closer to total ban of toxic weedkiller DCPA
The Environmental Protection Agency this week released part of its health assessment showing the weedkiller DCPA, sold under the brand Dacthal and widely used on U.S. food for decades, poses serious...
EWG statement on the debt ceiling agreement: It will hurt hungry people
The following is the statement of Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president for government affairs, on the debt ceiling agreement released this week by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin...
California Assembly approves ban on fiberglass in mattresses and other upholstered furniture
Today the California Assembly handily passed a state-wide ban on the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass and other toxic flame retardant chemicals.
California Assembly advances bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in artificial turf
Today the California Assembly in a [insert vote count] vote approved a bill that would ban the manufacturing and sale of artificial turf containing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
Dramatic decline: Oxybenzone use plummets to only 13 percent of non-mineral sunscreens
Ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the increasing need for sun protection, the Environmental Working Group has released its 2023 Guide to Sunscreens. This year’s guide reviews the...
EWG VERIFIED® Sunscreens: Pioneering healthier choices for consumers
With the launch of EWG VERIFIED® Sunscreens, the Environmental Working Group in a groundbreaking move aims to transform the sunscreen industry and redefine the expectations for sunscreen safety.
1 in 4 California child care centers found to have alarming levels of lead in drinking water, putting babies and children at risk
Results of lead tests released today by California reveal that nearly 1,700 licensed child care centers across the state have exceeded the amount of allowable lead in drinking water given daily to...
EPA proposes allowing dangerous pesticide for use on foods marketed toward children
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued a proposed decision to allow a highly toxic agricultural chemical for use on crops like oats, wheat and barley grown in the U.S.
California Assembly Environmental Committee advances ban on fiberglass in mattresses and other upholstered furniture
Today, the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxics Materials Committee approved a bill to ban the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass and other toxic flame...
California makes strides to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in artificial turf
On April 18, the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxics Materials Committee approved a measure that would ban the manufacturing and sale of artificial turf containing the toxic “forever...
California Assembly toxics panel advances landmark ban on chemicals in processed food
On Tuesday the California Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials approved a first-in-the-nation bill to ban five harmful chemicals from candy, cereals and other processed...
EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™: Blueberries, green beans join the Dirty Dozen™
Thirty years after a landmark National Academies of Sciences study warning of the dangers posed to children by pesticides, 75 percent of non-organic fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. are still...
Landmark bill would protect Californians from harmful additives in food and candy
A first-in-the-nation bill to create a state-level ban on harmful food additives was introduced in California on Thursday by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley).If passed, it would...
Farm subsidies, not anti-hunger programs, should be focus of budget cuts
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released “baseline” projections for mandatory Department of Agriculture farm and food programs in the 2023 Farm Bill, which members of Congress will use to...
California lawmaker introduces bill to eliminate fiberglass from mattresses and other upholstered furniture
Today California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Bill 1059, which would ban the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass in the state.
EWG statement on proposed creation of a FDA deputy commissioner for human foods
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf today proposed the creation of a deputy commissioner for human foods.
EWG welcomes new FDA standards for toxic metals in baby foods
The following is a statement of Scott Faber, the Environmental Working Group’s senior vice president of government affairs, on the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement today of new standards...
Thousands of sippy cups and bottles recalled due to lead poisoning hazard
On November 23, the baby product company Green Sprouts issued a voluntary recall of more than 10,000 stainless steel bottles and sippy cups because of lead poisoning concerns.
New tests find toxic “forever chemicals” in pet food bags and baby textiles
The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been found in pet food packaging and textile products made for babies and toddlers, according to new Environmental Working Group test results.
Unilever spray shampoo tainted with cancer-causing benzene
Unilever is the latest company to issue a voluntary recall of aerosol personal care products because of elevated levels of benzene. Benzene contamination has led to similar product recalls by other...