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In response to EWG complaint, USDA investigation confirms glyphosate contamination of organic chickpeas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, responding to a complaint by the Environmental Working Group, is confirming that a popular brand of organic chickpeas was contaminated with the cancer-causing...

EWG applauds House bill to set deadlines for military facilities to clean up ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group today applauded Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) for introducing legislation to set cleanup deadlines for Defense Department facilities contaminated with the toxic...

EWG applauds House panel’s approval of healthcare bill for veterans exposed to toxics

The Environmental Working Group today applauds the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for advancing legislation to significantly expand healthcare relating to veterans’ exposures to toxic substances...

EWG launches major expansion of cosmetics science and certification programs

WASHINGTON – The pioneering nonprofit at the forefront of the clean beauty movement for more than two decades aims to dramatically extend its influence across the personal care market with a new...

PFAS Action Act clears Key House committee

Today, the House Energy and Commerce advanced the PFAS Action Act, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to quickly reduce and remediate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

GAO: ‘Forever chemicals’ cleanup costs for Defense Department sites will increase ‘significantly’

A new Government Accountability Office report finds the expected cost of cleaning up the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from Defense Department installations will “likely increase...

EWG enters fight for rooftop solar in California, calling for monopoly utilities to serve ratepayers, not Wall St. investors

The monopoly business model of California’s electric utilities should be scrapped for a new model that would provide affordable access to rooftop solar for all residents, the Environmental Working...

EWG applauds bill to ban 'forever chemicals' from cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group is today applauding Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) for introducing legislation to ban the use of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in cosmetics.

Bipartisan Senate bill would help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in personal care products

A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and...

Duke Energy-backed energy bill in N.C. would increase fossil fuels, punish ratepayers

An environmentally and economically damaging power bill crafted behind closed doors by Duke Energy and North Carolina state lawmakers is now public, drawing swift condemnation from environmentalists...

PFAS Action Act clears House energy committee

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee advanced the PFAS Action Act, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to quickly reduce and remediate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as...

Duke Energy, other utilities race to secure weaker Trump coal ash wastewater permit limits

Duke Energy and other electric utilities are rushing to take advantage of a Trump Environmental Protection Agency rule that relaxed restrictions for coal-fired power plants’ disposal of toxic coal ash...

Study: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread across many cosmetics categories

Millions of Americans could be unknowingly exposed to the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from cosmetics and other personal care products they apply to their bodies every day, according to a new...

EWG applauds bill to ban PFAS from cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group is today applauding Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing legislation to ban the use of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in cosmetics.

Salon workers join environmental health groups to petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair straighteners and treatments

Salon workers from around the U.S. today joined the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth to petition the Food and Drug Administration to ban dangerous hair straighteners that...

EPA chemical office takes three actions on ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention today announced three actions to protect the public from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG applauds bills to set deadlines, provide resources for cleanup of ‘forever chemicals’ at military facilities

EWG today applauded Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) for introducing legislation to set cleanup deadlines and provide resources for Defense Department facilities...

Federal appeals court rejects Trump administration’s last-minute approval of toxic pesticide banned in more than 100 countries

The federal Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia this week rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the highly toxic pesticide aldicarb on Florida oranges and grapefruits.

In parts of the U.S., it’s raining PFAS

Preliminary data from a joint Environmental Protection Agency and Canada monitoring network show rainwater in the Great Lakes region contains alarming levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as...

FDA announces voluntary recall of infant rice cereal after tests find high arsenic levels

The Food and Drug Administration is announcing a voluntary recall of Beech-Nut Stage 1 Single Grain Rice Cereal after the State of Alaska discovered samples that contained inorganic arsenic levels...
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