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What you can do about the environmental risk factors that can lead to breast cancer

Cancer affects all communities. And breast cancer can occur in people of all genders

New research: PFAS detected in some menstrual and incontinence products

Many menstrual and incontinence products contain the harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to new testing by university researchers.

Study: Exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’ during pregnancy increases odds of health harms

California researchers have found alarming evidence of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in the blood of pregnant people.

What are phthalates?

As you start your day, phthalates have joined your morning rituals. Your first dose happens the moment you pull back your plastic shower curtain and then lather up with shampoo and soap. You’re...

What’s in your beach bag? Top-rated sunscreens and skin products this summer

It’s time to shake out your trusty tote from last summer – despite your best efforts, sand found its way into every crevice. And there’s stickiness from sunscreen that made its way onto the fabric...

Advocacy groups call on the FDA to address radiation exposures from electronic products

The Food and Drug Administration is failing its duty to protect the public from unnecessary exposure to harmful radiation from smartphones and other electronic products, says an advocacy group...

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month shines spotlight on K-beauty and the clean beauty industry

As part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to spotlight K-beauty products – a broad term referring to cosmetics from Korea.

Cancer risks and prevention

Cancer affects all communities, some disproportionately more than others. That’s why it’s vital to learn as much as possible about how to decrease cancer risk.

Pamper Mom for Mother’s Day: 20 gift ideas inspired by EWG VERIFIED®

Get ready to celebrate your mom. This Mother’s Day, pamper her by choosing from an array of healthier skin care products, makeup and fragrances. To help, we’ve compiled a list of gift recommendations...

EWG’s quick and dirty guide to spring cleaning

LEER EN ESPAÑOL It’s that time of year when people jump on the idea of spring cleaning – getting rid of clutter and thoroughly scrubbing their living spaces. And that means hauling out the cleaning...

Hiding in household products: Study links phthalates to uterine fibroids

A new study finds exposure to the harmful class of chemicals known as phthalates poses particular risks for women. These substances lurk in many household items people use every day, including...

How ‘multitasking’ preservatives might help to make cosmetics safer

The lack of preservation in cosmetics has a notorious history – in just one instance, four women were almost permanently blinded in 1977 because the chemicals failed to keep their mascara clean and...

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.

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.

What are endocrine disruptors?

A class of potent chemicals is wreaking havoc by interfering with our hormone system. They’re called endocrine disruptors and they throw off the regular functioning of the hormone system, causing a...

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...

Spotlighting women’s health for Women’s Health Month

Women’s relationship to the environment is unique in many ways, with lifestyle choices and habits presenting special challenges, because some of the personal care products they use may contain harmful...

What effect do melanin and sunscreen have on vitamin D levels?

Why do people with heavily pigmented skin often have lower levels of vitamin D, and how does sunscreen play a role? These are questions researchers are trying to answer.

New lawsuit contends period products contain ‘forever chemicals’

Period products have come under fire in the past for containing high levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. Now another manufacturer of period underwear is in legal hot water because their...

Addressing misinformation on the internet about EWG’s ratings systems

A recent viral social media post about a Bath & Body Works air freshener makes inaccurate and misleading allegations about EWG’s product ratings systems.
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