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Dow, 3M and others exploit loophole to avoid reporting ‘forever chemicals’ releases

At least five facilities around the U.S. operated by Dow Chemical, 3M and other companies are using very large amounts of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS but are likely using a regulatory...

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 they’re saying about the EPA designation of ‘forever chemicals’ as ‘hazardous substances’

On August 26, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed designating the two most common toxic “forever chemicals” – PFOA and PFOS – as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental...

California city water agencies fight legislative effort to set strict health safeguards for lead pipeline replacements

The Environmental Working Group is urging California lawmakers to pass a strong bill to ensure safe and quick replacements of lead-contaminated pipelines, and oppose a loophole allowing the work to be...

Dozens of Coast Guard bases could be contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

At least 24 Coast Guard bases across the U.S. are now suspected of contamination by the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to EWG’s updated analysis of records from the...

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...

Most of DOD sites with ‘forever chemicals’ contamination exceed EPA health levels

At least two-thirds of the 389 Defense Department sites in the U.S. where the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected in groundwater are contaminated with levels above new health...

Fact versus fiction: ‘Forever chemicals’ hazardous substance designation is not a ban

If the Environmental Protection Agency designates the two best studied “forever chemicals” called PFAS as hazardous substances, manufacturers will not be forced to stop using them.

TOPGUN Navy base has top ‘forever chemicals’ contamination

Extremely high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected at the home of the Navy’s famous TOPGUN training school, at Fallon Naval Air Station, in Nevada.

Military’s Filthy 50 sites contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ haven’t started cleanup

The military has not begun cleanups at any of the 50 Department of Defense sites Congress has identified as highly contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and it could be years...

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...

California Assembly passes bill to track and report toxic ‘forever chemicals’ sold, distributed or imported to the state

The California Assembly today advanced Assembly Bill 2247, a measure to collect and report on the products and substances sold in and brought into California that contain the toxic “forever chemicals”...

Department of Defense fights states over cleanup of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

For years, states have led the way in addressing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, with six setting strict drinking water limits for the chemicals and at least eight using their power under...

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...

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...

Study finds new link between lead in private waters wells and juvenile delinquency

A first-time study of the link between early-life exposure to lead in private water wells and juvenile delinquency finds that children who get lead-laced drinking water from private wells have much...

EWG analysis: Almost all new food chemicals greenlighted by industry, not the FDA

Nearly 99 percent of all food chemicals introduced since 2000 were greenlighted for use by the food and chemical industry, according to a new EWG analysis – not by the Food and Drug Administration...

Why does EWG release its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ each year?

With its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, released almost every year since 2004, EWG’s goal is to educate the public about pesticides on popular fruits and vegetables so consumers can make...

EPA data show almost 900 ‘forever chemical’ foam releases, many into local waterways

Data newly released by the Environmental Protection Agency show almost 900 spills or uses of firefighting foam made with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS across the U.S. and the amount that...
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