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Gov. Newsom signs bill to ban fiberglass and other toxic chemicals from mattresses and sofas

Today Gov. Gavin Newsom banned the state-wide sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture that contain fiberglass, a harmful replacement fire retardant.

Cosmetics safety milestone: California Gov. Newsom approves ban on 26 more toxic chemicals linked to health harms

In another victory for the safer cosmetics movement, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning the sale of cosmetics that contain any of 26 toxic chemicals.

California first state to enact ban on four harmful chemicals in food

In a major victory for safer, healthier food, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the California Food Safety Act, the first law in the U.S. to ban four harmful chemicals from candy, cereal, soda and other...

Urgent pleas go unheeded: Advocacy groups challenge California’s handling of lead pipes amid federal funding concerns

Today, a coalition of 22 organizations dedicated to environmental protection, public health, the welfare of low-income communities and children’s health, including the Environmental Working Group...

Government shutdown threatens progress on ‘forever chemicals’

Efforts by some Republicans to shut down the federal government could delay progress on addressing the contamination crisis caused by the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG study: Humans serve as sentinels for ‘forever chemicals’ harm to wildlife health

A new paper by Environmental Working Group scientists proposes an intriguing concept: Humans can serve as a valuable resource for understanding the impact on other animal species of the toxic “forever...

California Legislature passes bill to eliminate lead from school drinking water, protecting youth

Today the California Legislature passed a bill to require lead tests at all school drinking water fountains and faucets. The bill also sets a goal of reducing lead levels in school drinking water to...

California moves closer to banning toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in cleaners

Today California lawmakers advanced a bill to ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from household and Institutional cleaners sold in the state. The bill cleared the Legislature and now...

Cleaning products emit hundreds of hazardous chemicals, new study finds

A peer-reviewed study by Environmental Working Group scientists has found unsettling details about the potential health risks of common household cleaning products.

California Legislature sends ban of ‘forever chemicals’ in artificial turf to Gov. Newsom

Today, the California Legislature passed a bill to ban the manufacturing and sale in the state of artificial turf containing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

Landmark bill banning harmful food chemicals in California heads to governor

On September 12, the California Legislature passed a groundbreaking bill, the California Food Safety Act, to ban four harmful chemicals from candy, cereals, salad dressings and other processed food.

California Legislature approves ban on fiberglass in mattresses and upholstered furniture

Today, the California Legislature handily passed a state-wide ban on the sale of mattresses and upholstered furniture containing fiberglass and other toxic flame retardant chemicals.

California Legislature sends bill to Gov. Newsom that would ban cosmetics with chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm

On Wednesday, California’s legislature passed a bill banning the sale of cosmetic products that contain 26 toxic chemicals known to affect human health. The bill advances to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is...

EWG: Farmers received record $19.13B in crop insurance indemnities in 2022

As the climate crisis accelerates, wreaking havoc on weather patterns across the U.S., crop insurance costs are shooting up, a new Environmental Working Group analysis finds.

House GOP budget cuts endanger progress on federal plan to tackle ‘forever chemicals’

Proposed budget cuts championed by House Republicans jeopardize federal plans to tackle the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG updates PFAS map: Toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminate 3,186 locations in U.S.

WASHINGTON – Today the Environmental Working Group updated its interactive PFAS map of sites contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS to show 3,186 locations in 50 states, the District...

EPA: PFAS drinking water crisis worse than previously reported

Today the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that 26 million people in more than 430 communities have the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in their drinking water.

Updated map: Toxic 'forever chemicals' confirmed to contaminate 455 military sites

More than 700 military installations are likely contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to an updated comprehensive review of Defense Department records by the Environmental...

California Senate Appropriations Committee advances groundbreaking bill to ban chemicals in processed food

On August 14, 2023 the California Senate Appropriations Committee released to the Senate floor a landmark bill to ban five harmful chemicals from candy, cereals and other processed food.

Rooftop solar benefits for apartment buildings, schools in crosshairs of California energy regulators

California energy regulators are proposing a rooftop solar energy billing plan that, if adopted, could make it impossible for people in apartments, schools and small farms to enjoy the environmental...
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