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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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

California Legislature Sends Landmark Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act to Gov. Newsom

The California legislature passed Assembly Bill 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act. This landmark legislation bans 12 toxic ingredients, such as PFAS, mercury and formaldehyde, which are already...

California Assembly Approves Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act in Historic Bipartisan Vote

Today, the California Assembly passed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762. If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to ban 12 toxic ingredients, including mercury and formaldehyde...

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