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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...

NYT: Trump EPA Won’t Limit Rocket Fuel Chemical in Drinking Water

In defiance of a federal court order, the Trump administration will not adopt any limits on perchlorate, a rocket fuel chemical associated with brain damage in infants and young children.

‘Meets All Government Standards’: EWG’S 2019 Tap Water Database Details Unsafe Contamination in Communities Nationwide

Just because your community's tap water gets a passing grade from the government does not mean it's safe

Trump EPA Sets Tap Water Limit for Rocket Fuel Chemical 3X Higher Than Agency Scientists Recommend

The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to set a drinking limit for a toxic rocket fuel chemical three times higher than agency scientists recommended during the Obama...

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...

California Aims To Cut Rocket Fuel Pollution in Drinking Water

California environmental officials have issued a draft public health goal for drinking water polluted with perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel chemical that is six times lower than the current legal...

EWG Calls on EPA to Set Lower Limit on Perchlorate in Water

Environmental Working Group commends the EPA for taking action to protect Americans from perchlorate, the endocrine-disrupting compound that has long been an important public health issue. EWG...

EPA Regulates Rocket Fuel in Tap Water

Perchlorate, a common ingredient in rocket fuel and a potent thyroid toxin, will finally be regulated in drinking water, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today.

EPA May Regulate Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water

Making good on Administrator Lisa Jackson's confirmation promise, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with its deliberations on whether to impose the first national limits on...

CDC: Rocket Fuel Chemical In Most Powdered Infant Formula

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that 15 brands of powdered infant formula are contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component detected in...

Bush EPA Shirks Responsibility Over Perchlorate Contamination

WASHINGTON –- In a last-ditch effort to avoid regulating widespread perchlorate contamination of drinking water, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for yet another blue-ribbon...

Last Minute Mischief at EPA

As the clock runs out on the Bush administration, officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are trying to hand industry yet another victory by refusing to set safety standards for the...

EPA: Rocket Fuel Contaminant Safe For Nation’s Drinking Water

The nation's top environmental enforcement agency has decided against regulating perchlorate, a component of solid rocket fuel that has been found in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

EPA Ignores Toxic Rocket Fuel Chemical in Drinking Water

Under pressure from the White House and the Pentagon, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to set cleanup or safety standards for a toxic rocket fuel chemical that contaminates drinking...

EWG Warns Senate Over Rocket Fuel in Nation's Drinking Water

For almost 50 years, the federal government, defense contractors and the chemical industry have worked together to block public health protections against a component of rocket fuel that can disrupt...

Gov’t Study Shows Millions of Two-Year Olds Exposed To Dangerous Levels of Rocket Fuel Through Food and Water

A recent study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that three quarters of 285 commonly consumed foods and beverages are contaminated with perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel ingredient.

U.S. One-Year Olds Overexposed to Rocket Fuel Chemical

One of every 16 one-year-old children in the U.S. is exposed to the rocket fuel chemical perchlorate at levels above the government's safe dose, according to an Environmental Working Group analysis of...

Hearing on "Perchlorate: Health and Environmental Impacts of Unregulated Exposure"

A series of critical new studies by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the EPA's proposed safe exposure level for the rocket fuel contaminant perchlorate is...

CDC Study Shows Boston Area Infants Exposed to Dangerous Rocket Fuel Ingredient through Breast Milk

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of recently published data from scientists at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Boston University (BU) shows that infants are being exposed to...

Environmental Working Group's Statement in Support of the "Safe Drinking Water for Healthy Communities Act of 2007" Introduced Today by Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis

"Tests by the CDC and independent researchers have confirmed that many Americans are carrying the rocket fuel ingredient, perchlorate, in their bodies in amounts that lower thyroid hormone levels, in...
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