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Study: Wireless radiation exposure for children should be hundreds of times lower than current federal limits

A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices for both children and adults...

EWG applauds bill to end Defense Dept. use of ‘forever chemicals’ in household items

The Environmental Working Group today applauded Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for introducing legislation to end the Defense Department’s purchase, procurement and...

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...

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...

EWG Applauds Senate Confirmation of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

The Senate today confirmed President Biden's nominee, Michael Regan, to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

FDA Asks Women To Protect Themselves From Products The Agency Refused To Ban

Today, the Food and Drug Administration sent a special women's health alert and unveiled a new webpage urging caution for anyone using formaldehyde in hair-smoothing treatments, sometimes referred to...

Study Shows Mounting Evidence of Plasticizer Chemicals’ Harm to the Fetus

Prenatal exposure to the widely used plasticizer chemicals called phthalates can lead to learning, attention and behavioral disorders in children, according to a peer-reviewed study published today in...

EWG Applauds Senate Environmental Committee’s Vote To Approve Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted 14-6 to confirm Michael Regan to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The full Senate will vote in the coming...

EWG’s Skin Deep® Database Adds Filter To Identify Products by Black-Owned Brands

WASHINGTON – Buying products from Black-owned beauty brands is a powerful way to support the Black community directly. To make finding their beauty products easier, including clean options, the...

Biden Moves Aggressively on Climate Change, Environmental Justice With Sweeping Executive Orders

In a sharp break from the policies of the Trump administration, President Biden today issued an ambitious series of executive orders to combat the climate crisis, embrace science and foster...

EWG VERIFIED™ Brand Partner Follain Diversifies Clean Beauty and Commits 15 Percent of Shelf Space to Black-Owned Brands

Today Follain launches seven new EWG VERIFIED™ products at ULTA Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. The collection of Follain skincare products is the result of years of consultations with...

EWG VERIFIED™ Diapers Launches Nationwide With New Healthynest Diapers

Today the Environmental Working Group published a new comprehensive Guide to Safer Diapers, an analysis of the chemicals and materials used in baby diapers, to help parents and caregivers sort through...

Analysis: Talc-Based Cosmetics Test Positive for Asbestos

Laboratory tests of talc-based cosmetics products, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, found asbestos – a deadly human carcinogen for which there is no safe level of exposure – in almost...

Biden-Harris Victory Brings Historic Opportunity for Public Health, Racial Justice, Climate Change and Clean Energy

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is not only a repudiation of President Trump, it is also a historic opportunity for the nation to advance the health, safety and equity of all Americans.

FDA Emails: Scientists Pushed To Ban Formaldehyde-Based Hair-Smoothing Treatments as Early as 2015

Emails obtained by the Environmental Working Group reveal that in 2015 and 2016, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration urged the agency to ban formaldehyde in popular hair-smoothing...

New EWG Healthy Living App Includes Healthy Cleaners

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group has added information about healthy cleaners to its Healthy Living App, putting ratings at shoppers' fingertips for more than 122,000 foods, personal care...

Construction Industry Lobby Blocks Bill To Ban Asbestos

Legislation to ban the future use and importation of the notorious and deadly carcinogen asbestos was blocked from passing the House Thursday night after lobbyists representing a powerful sector of...

California First State To Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Cosmetics

In a major victory for the movement for safer cosmetics, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Assembly Bill 2762, into law. This is the nation's first state-level ban...

Consumer Protection Bill California AB 2762 Signed into Law

The Environmental Working Group and the Personal Care Products Council applaud California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing into law Assembly Bill 2762, which prohibits the sale and manufacture of...

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