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Trump EPA Dismisses Risks of Notorious Carcinogen Widespread in Tap Water and Consumer Products

The cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, which contaminates the drinking water of millions of Americans and is found in personal care products and other consumer goods, is “not an unreasonable risk”...

EWG's “Dirty Dozen” list of hormone-disrupting chemicals

EWG and the Keep A Breast Foundation today released a guide to educate consumers about some of the most problematic hormone-altering chemicals that people are routinely exposed to. EWG parntered with...

EPA Dioxin Assessment: Essential Advancement for Human Health

The Environmental Protection Agency today released its safety standard for dioxin toxicity for risks other than cancer, a crucial advance in protecting Americans from exposure to this ubiquitous...

Infants Ingest Dioxin at 77 Times EPA’s Safe Threshold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A review of research conducted by independent laboratories and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that one of the most widespread and hazardous contaminants...

EWG Urges EPA to Finalize Dioxin Toxicity Assessment

EWG research found that the amount of dioxin a nursing infant ingests daily is up to 77 times higher than the level EPA has proposed to protect the endocrine and immune systems. The fact that both...

Children’s Bath Products Contaminated with Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane

Despite marketing claims like “gentle” and “pure,” dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product...
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