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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, reduce your exposure to endocrine disruptors

For almost four decades, the U.S. has recognized October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spotlight the disease and funding for research on breast cancer diagnoses, treatments and prevention.

Not so sweet: Study shows artificial sweeteners’ health harms

Whether it’s yogurt, bread, soda or thousands of other widely consumed products, your sweet treat might lead to a not-so-sweet health problem. If the label says “reduced sugar,” it could contain...

Pregnant with PFAS: The threat of ‘forever chemicals’ in cord blood

The developing fetus faces a threat from the harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in their umbilical cord, a new Environmental Working Group science review finds.

EWG VERIFIED™ Baby Diapers: Filling the gap when regulators fail to protect our most vulnerable

European regulators have rejected a proposal to restrict a handful of harmful chemicals in baby diapers, yet again showing basic government failures abroad and in the U.S. to protect our most...

Survey: Safer baby diapers are more important than ever

To clean up the baby diapers available in the marketplace, EWG surveyed more than 1,800 parents and caregivers to better understand what they know about diapers and what they want from these products.

Honeywell moves to introduce more PFAS into your home

While the PFAS-contamination crisis threatens U.S. public health and the environment, the North Carolina–based company Honeywell has begun marketing new uses for its trademarked “forever chemicals,”...

Serve up healthy mornings at home with EWG’s top organic cereal choices

Breakfast is, for many people, their most important meal. What you choose to eat first thing can set the tone for the rest of the day. Often we don’t have to time cook a big breakfast, let alone sit...

Kids and plant-based proteins: Getting your children on board

Over the years, I have worked with many children, in homes and schools. All too often, parents and teachers complain that younger palates are limited to unhealthier choices, and that picky eating is...

What are endocrine disruptors?

Have you heard about the male frog that ended up with female anatomy? It‘s not the setup for a joke. It’s what happened to the frog when it was exposed to atrazine – a herbicide that’s also found in...

Tampon shortage: Beware ‘forever chemicals’ in backup options

First there was a baby formula shortage, bare shelves where there should have been rows of packages. Now there’s a tampon supply problem – and publications from the New York Times and Sacramento Bee...

Keep your kids safer in the sun this Fourth of July

This Fourth of July weekend is all about getting out in the sun. Picnics, barbecues and time at the pool are all great excuses to get little ones outside to play and exercise.

Are food and consumer product chemicals contributing to our obesity crisis?

The food industry insists America’s obesity crisis can be chalked up to simple math – people eat too much and exercise too little.

Produce industry picks wrong side by fighting EPA ban of brain-damaging pesticide

The nation’s non-organic fruit and vegetable growers are throwing their weight behind efforts to undo the Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on spraying produce with a pesticide known to harm to...

EWG applauds Senate bill to close food chemical safety loopholes

EWG applauds Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) for today introducing legislation to ensure the safety of food chemicals by closing regulatory loopholes.

Environmental injustice: Passing on the costs of ‘forever chemicals’ cleanup

Setting a national drinking water standard for the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and passing the implementation costs to ratepayers and private well owners, while letting industry to keep...

FDA food safety inspections plummet, despite congressional mandate

The number of U.S. food manufacturing facilities inspected each year by the Food and Drug Administration has fallen by thousands over the last decade, despite Congress creating a mandate to increase...

Staying healthy on Memorial Day weekend and beyond

It’s almost Memorial Day, when many people will enjoy a holiday weekend packed with backyard barbecues, picnics and fun in the sun. When you’re stepping out over the long weekend, and for the rest of...

Four infant formula questions for Commissioner Califf

Several factors have contributed to the infant formula crisis we are witnessing now and, though the operations at Abbott Nutrition warrant scrutiny, we must look at how failures at the Food and Drug...

Considering renourishment: An important dialogue about human and environmental health

EWG is eager to foster a dialogue about the climate impact of animal versus plant proteins. But food behavior is highly emotional, and having a conversation about nourishment – particularly during a...

Formula shortage: What the FDA got wrong, and what Congress and caregivers can do

Parents and caregivers nationwide face a dire situation – infant formula shelves are bare, due to a voluntary recall sparked by the discovery of a dangerous pathogen. Although Abbott Nutrition, the...

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