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July 30: Historic infrastructure bill includes ‘forever chemicals’ provisions, PFAS dischargers shirk EPA reporting and more

Food chemicals bills will reduce U.S. health risks, close gap with strict European rules

M&M’s in Europe look and taste about the same as those sold in the U.S. But stateside, the candy comes with one key difference – and it may be harmful to your health.

PFAS news roundup

July 23: California proposes bold public health goals for PFAS in water, House passes PFAS Action Act with bipartisan support and more

California lawmakers advance bills to ban ‘forever chemicals’ in kids’ products, food packaging

California lawmakers are advancing legislation that would significantly boost efforts to remove the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from consumer products, with the state Senate poised to vote...

Fact check: Hazardous substance designation for ‘forever chemicals’ is not a ban

Some lawmakers are spinning wild tales about the dire consequences that could result if legislation passes that would jumpstart the cleanup of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. The facts...

PFAS news roundup

On Wednesday, the Environmental Working Group hosted its Inaugural PFAS Conference, featuring EPA Administrator Michael Regan, notable federal policymakers, several members of Congress and state...

Interview: Lack of ‘conservation compliance’ highlights need for stricter federal oversight

Farmers are failing to comply with federal “conservation compliance” requirements designed to protect wetlands and soil, according to University of Iowa Associate Professor Silvia Secchi, who says the...

PFAS news roundup

Four whistleblowers from the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency allege that the office tampered with dozens of assessments – including for new...

PFAS news roundup

June 25: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread across many cosmetics categories, Maine passes strict PFAS limits in water and more

In Midwest farm states, nitrate pollution of tap water is more likely in lower-income communities

In three leading Midwestern agricultural states, communities whose drinking water is contaminated with nitrate are more likely to be lower income.

PFAS news roundup

June 11: It’s raining PFAS, EPA acts to protect public from ‘forever chemicals,’ Congress introduces bills to mandate DOD cleanup of PFAS and more

For the FDA, toxic chemicals are a kitchen table issue

When Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testifies before a Senate spending committee on Thursday, she will likely face a lot of questions about toxic...

It’s already a big year for algae outbreaks

It is not even June, yet algae blooms are already erupting in lakes, rivers and streams across the United States.

Tips for a healthy and safe Memorial Day holiday weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. As you get ready to spread the picnic blankets, fire up the grills and enjoy the warm evenings, EWG has useful tips for helping you and...

PFAS News Roundup

May 28: ‘Forever chemicals’ detected in more Massachusetts drinking water, Sierra Club tests find PFAS in fertilizer and more

At the most contaminated military sites, little to no progress in cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’

The Pentagon has made almost no progress in cleaning up the military installations that are some of the most contaminated with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to an EWG review...

Leftover Trump EPA rule leaves millions at risk from lead-tainted tap water

Civil rights and environmental groups are urging the Biden administration to delay implementation of a Trump-era rule that would leave millions of Americans exposed to toxic lead in drinking water.

California agency acknowledges synthetic food dyes’ link to hyperactivity and behavioral problems in kids

Foods containing synthetic food dyes make children vulnerable to hyperactivity and other behavioral problems, according to a new report by California state scientists.

D.C. sues baby food company for misleading parents about its products’ safety

The attorney general of Washington, D.C., has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of baby food, Beech-Nut, for knowingly making false claims about the presence of heavy...

Six ways to boost your health this spring

The start of spring means longer days, stronger UV rays, open windows and spring cleaning. Here are a few tips EWG suggests for safely enjoying the season.
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