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Leading industry consumer health expert joins EWG to head Healthy Living Science team

Homer Swei, Ph.D., a leading private sector research and development expert who most recently led Johnson & Johnson’s product stewardship program, has joined EWG as Senior Vice President of the...

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...

AspenClean Brings First EWG VERIFIED™ Cleaners to Consumers

Today AspenClean announced its collection of nine cleaning products that meet the Environmental Working Group's rigorous criteria for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency. These are the...

Alert: Tests Find High Levels of Asbestos in Children’s Makeup Kit

The notorious carcinogen asbestos has been found in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children's toy makeup kit, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.

Tragic Accidental Death from Mixture of Cleaning Products a Cautionary Warning

The tragic death of a restaurant worker who was overcome from fumes after two cleaning agents were accidentally mixed together is a cautionary example of the serious risks to people when certain...

Bipartisan Bill To Protect Californians From Toxic Jewelry Clears Key Committee

On Tuesday, bipartisan legislation to protect Californians, especially children, from jewelry tainted with highly toxic heavy metals sailed through a key committee.

Calif. Governor Signs Cleaning Product Disclosure Law

In a major victory for consumers' and workers' right to know, Gov. Brown has signed a bill into law that requires manufacturers of a wide array of cleaning products to disclose ingredients.

In California, Cleaning Products Come Clean on Ingredients

In a major victory toward safer cleaning products in the marketplace, today California lawmakers approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in home and commercial...

Procter & Gamble Raises the Bar on Fragrance Ingredient Transparency

Procter & Gamble, the world's biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced Wednesday the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date, said EWG...

EWG Praises SC Johnson’s ‘Groundbreaking’ Disclosure of Allergens

With today's announcement by SC Johnson that it will disclose the presence of hundreds of potential skin allergens that could be found in its products, the the family-owned company continues its role...

Bill to Disclose Ingredients in Cleaning Products Gets Hearing

On Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m., the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee will consider the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258).

Bill Would Give Californians Right to Know What’s in Cleaning Products

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, introduced legislation today to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products used by consumers and professional cleaning workers. If...

For Spring 2016, EWG Updates Guide to Healthy Cleaning

The Environmental Working Group today released a new edition of its Guide to Healthy Cleaning, an online database detailing the health hazards and environmental concerns for more than 2,500 household...

California Legislation Introduced to Ensure Consumer Right to Know What’s In Cleaning Products

Sacramento, Calif. – The Environmental Working Group and the Breast Cancer Fund congratulate Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) for introducing much-needed legislation...

Clorox to Disclose Fragrance Allergens in Cleaning Products

The Clorox Company's decision to disclose fragrance allergens in its household cleaning products is an important step in increasing transparency and improving awareness around the potentially harmful...

Spring Cleaning: EWG’s Tips on What to Use – and What to Avoid

From kitchen, bathroom, glass and all-purpose cleaners to dishwashing detergent, laundry soap and bleach, Environmental Working Group has scoured the chemical ingredients of more than 2,000 different...

Procter & Gamble Agrees to Reduce Carcinogen in Tide

Washington, D.C. – Procter & Gamble has agreed to reformulate Tide and other popular laundry detergents to reduce contamination with 1,4 dioxane, defined as a carcinogen by California consumer product...

Cleaning Products Marketed as Safe for Babies Contain Known Human Carcinogen

In a dramatic illustration of why it is essential that makers of cleaning products fully disclose their ingredients on product labels, the release of Environmental Working Group's Guide to Healthy...

EWG’s Online Guide to Healthy Cleaning

Some household cleaning products can expose unsuspecting users to toxic substances linked to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, allergic reactions and even cancer.

EWG Cleaners Hall of Shame Reveals Hidden Hazards

EWG's Cleaners Hall of Shame unearths compelling evidence that common household cleaners, including some hyped as “safe” or “natural,” can inflict serious harm on unwary users.

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