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EWG’s 2024 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™: The Dirty Dozen™ is packed with fungicides that can disrupt human hormones

Non-organic produce is loaded with fungicides that may harm human hormone systems, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2024 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, released today.

Over 240 California community organizations unite against proposed utility tax raising electricity bills for millions of working families

SACRAMENTO – Across California, more than 240 community organizations and leaders are joining together in the Stop the Big Utility Tax coalition to fight a proposal that would hike electricity bills...

Two Pennsylvania bills target toxic chemicals in food

On March 19, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced two bills to ban a total of nine toxic chemicals, including color additives, from food made, distributed or sold in the state.

Biden EPA finalizes ban on commercial uses, import of chrysotile asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a final rule to ban use of the only known form of asbestos imported into the U.S. – a vital action to shield consumers from the toxic substance one...

Cancer-causing benzene found in some popular acne products

Valisure, an independent laboratory, has detected cancer-causing benzene in tests of acne treatments made with benzoyl peroxide. As a result, the company petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to...

New House bill targets harmful additives in meat and dairy products

The Environmental Working Group applauds today’s introduction of House legislation that would require the Department of Agriculture to reassess seven potentially harmful food chemicals used in meat...

Two new bills target toxic food chemicals in New York

On March 5, lawmakers introduced two bills that would protect New Yorkers from toxic food chemicals. Between them, they would ban seven substances from food manufactured, distributed or sold in the...

EWG statement on FDA’s list of food chemicals to review

Today the Food and Drug Administration announced an updated list of food chemicals under review of their safety.

State-led momentum: FDA follows suit in getting PFAS out of food contact papers

Today, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS will no longer be sold for use to treat food contact papers and paper board. It’s the culmination of...

300+ solar workers and supporters rally in support of solar energy and urge Sacramento to keep California a solar state

SACRAMENTO – Solar workers traveled to the state Capital on Wednesday to rally in support of solar energy, calling on lawmakers to keep California a solar state.

New USDA ‘climate-smart’ list includes many conservation practices with likely no climate benefits

The Agriculture Department recently added farming practices that likely do not reduce greenhouse gas emissions to its “climate-smart” conservation list, misrepresenting the agricultural sector’s...

PG&E profits soar, fueled by struggling ratepayers’ sky-high bills

Reviled utility Pacific Gas & Electric reported a staggering surge in profits of almost 25 percent for 2023 to an outrageous $2.24 billion, at the expense of captive Californians who were forced to...

California lawmaker introduces bill to end non-essential uses of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

On Wednesday, California Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced Senate Bill 903, which would ban the sale and use of products containing the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, unless their use is...

EWG expands team with key new hires

The Environmental Working Group announces the addition of several outstanding individuals to its team, further enhancing the organization’s capacity to safeguard human health and the environment.

New peer-reviewed EWG study finds little-known toxic crop chemical in four out of five people tested

A new Environmental Working Group peer-reviewed study has found chlormequat, a little-known pesticide, in four out of five people tested. Because the chemical is linked to reproductive and...

USDA census: Smaller farms falling further behind

New data released today by the Department of Agriculture show that smaller farms are falling further behind their larger neighbors.

Duke Energy on defense in appeals court challenge to North Carolina regulators slashing solar incentives

Lawyers for monopoly power company Duke Energy were on defense on February 7 in a hearing before the North Carolina Court of Appeals over state regulators’ decision last year, at the utility’s behest...

EPA reveals more evidence of widespread ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

On February 1, the Environmental Protection Agency posted data confirming 70 million people have drinking water that has tested positive for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. That number is...

EWG redefines mattress safety standards, launches EWG VERIFIED®: Mattresses with Naturepedic

The Environmental Working Group is reshaping the landscape of mattress manufacturing by introducing a collection of 26 mattresses and one changing table pad that meet stringent criteria for health...

Chemical industry throws temper tantrum over ‘polluter pays’ tax to cover cleanup of its toxic sites

Chemical industry lobbyists spent more than $131 million between 2022 and 2023 urging Congress to back its interests, including opposition to a newly reinstated and fair tax forcing companies to pay...
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