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Johnson & Johnson detects cancer-causing benzene in some spray sunscreens

On Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson announced it is voluntarily recalling 14 sunscreen products from five different products lines after finding benzene, a known carcinogen, in some popular sunscreen...

Amazon highlights EWG VERIFIED™ products in Climate Pledge Friendly

The Environmental Working Group today is joining Amazon’s effort to fight the climate crisis by highlighting more sustainable products. The retailer is teaming up with EWG to feature cosmetics and...

EWG launches major expansion of cosmetics science and certification programs

WASHINGTON – The pioneering nonprofit at the forefront of the clean beauty movement for more than two decades aims to dramatically extend its influence across the personal care market with a new...

Bipartisan Senate bill would help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in personal care products

A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and...

EWG applauds bill to ban 'forever chemicals' from cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group is today applauding Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) for introducing legislation to ban the use of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in cosmetics.

Salon workers join environmental health groups to petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair straighteners and treatments

Salon workers from around the U.S. today joined the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth to petition the Food and Drug Administration to ban dangerous hair straighteners that...

EWG applauds bill to ban PFAS from cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group is today applauding Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing legislation to ban the use of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in cosmetics.

Study: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread across many cosmetics categories

Millions of Americans could be unknowingly exposed to the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from cosmetics and other personal care products they apply to their bodies every day, according to a new...

Maryland consumer protection bill becomes law

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) applaud enactment of Maryland House Bill 643 (HB 643), which prohibits the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and...

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...

Only 25 percent of sunscreens offer adequate protection, no worrisome ingredients

Today the Environmental Working Group released its 15th annual Guide to Sunscreens. This year, EWG researchers rated the safety and efficacy of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection –...

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’s Guide to Better Bug Repellents

As Americans confront Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious bug-borne diseases, Environmental Working Group's new guide helps consumers find more effective, less toxic bug repellents.

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