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California Senate Health Committee advances revolutionary food chemical bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On June 28, the California Senate Committee on Health approved a first-in-the-nation bill to ban five harmful chemicals from candy, cereals and other processed food. Assembly Bill...

EWG applauds Senate National Defense Authorization Act provisions tackling ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group applauds the Senate Armed Services Committee for including several provisions to tackle the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the National Defense Authorization Act...

EWG applauds National Defense Authorization Act provisions tackling ‘forever chemicals’

Today the Environmental Working Group applauds the House Armed Services Committee for including several provisions to tackle the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the National Defense Authorization...

Spending bill shortchanges defense communities hammered by PFAS pollution

The House version of the Defense Department spending bill for Fiscal Year 2024 cuts spending to clean up contamination from “forever chemicals” and other toxic pollutants by 30 percent – from $1.6...

Maine data unveils troubling trend: 55 PFAS-related chemicals in over 1,400 pesticides

More than 1,400 pesticides contain active ingredients that meet Maine’s definition for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to a new analysis of data from the state by Environmental...

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...

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.

Supreme Court ruling will weaken EPA's authority to protect drinking water sources from agriculture pollution

Today's Clean Water Act ruling by the Supreme Court will limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to safeguard much of the country’s drinking water sources from farm pollution runoff.

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.

California advances bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cleaners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Household and industrial cleaning products sold in California may soon be free of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. Today the California Assembly voted 60-0 in favor of...

The Pentagon’s contamination time bomb: Cleanup backlog outpaces funding

The Department of Defense is failing to confront an almost $4 billion increase in the cost of cleaning up contaminated sites, many polluted by the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. And its cleanup...

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...

EWG applauds federal court ruling mandating EPA regulate toxic perchlorate in drinking water

On Tuesday a federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must use its authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, or SDWA, to regulate the toxic chemical perchlorate in the U...

Public health groups urge FDA to cancel approval of titanium dioxide in food

A coalition of five public health advocacy organizations – the Environmental Working Group, Environmental Defense Fund, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Center for Food Safety and Center for...

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 bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cleaners

Today California lawmakers in the Environmental Safety and Toxics Materials Committee approved a new bill to ban toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from household and industrial cleaners sold in...

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...
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