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On Wednesday, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed into a law a ban on the sale of certain products containing the toxic “forever chemicals" called PFAS, including firefighting foam and equipment, food...

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.

Common drinking water contaminant linked to spike in Parkinson’s disease

A common chemical used in dry cleaning, carpet cleaners, shoe polish and industrial processes that contaminates the drinking water supply for millions of people could contribute to an explosion in the...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Living

Are you looking to make a clean start to 2021? If you're ready to start living cleaner and healthier, EWG is here to help. Take a look at some of our top resolutions, with resources to help you stick...

Avoiding the Hidden Dangers in Cosmetics and Fragrance Gift Sets

It's been a long and hard year, and many of us are looking forward to the festivities and traditions of the holiday season. Although Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for many to celebrate in...

Protecting Your Skin From Winter Weather

Winter is here, and that means colder temperatures and drier air. In the grips of a global pandemic, more of us are spending time outdoors. But being outside in the cold can bring cracked lips and dry...

EWG-Commissioned Tests Finds Cancer-Causing Asbestos in Talc-based Cosmetics

Earlier this year, EWG reported results of tests that found the notorious carcinogen asbestos in samples of talc-based cosmetics. EWG-commissioned tests by Scientific Analytical Institute found...

With New Laws To Protect Public Health, California Continues Environmental Leadership

In the wake of the Trump administration's rollback of more than 100 federal environmental regulations, California has again showed leadership, with new laws to protect public health. In the past two...

5 Tips for Safer Cell Phone Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has made us all depend more on wireless technology. Whether you're working remotely, attending school online or just staying in touch with family and friends, you're more reliant than ever on...

BPA Update: Tracking the Canned Food Phaseout

For decades, most canned food manufacturers used can linings made of epoxy resin based on bisphenol A, or BPA, making food the primary route of our exposure to this toxic chemical. A robust body of...

Timeline: The FDA’s Failure to Regulate ‘Brazilian Blowout’ Hair Treatments

For more than a decade, the Food and Drug Administration and the cosmetics industry have known that keratin hair-smoothing treatments – commonly called “Brazilian blowout” treatments – release unsafe...

‘Let’s Just Ban the Damn Ingredient’: Inside FDA Scientists’ Failed Attempt To Ban Formaldehyde in Hair Treatments

As reported by The New York Times today, newly released emails show that in 2015 and 2016, Food and Drug Administration scientists urged the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde in hair-smoothing products...

The End of Environmental Law as We Know It

The Senate will almost certainly vote next week to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Because of the way she sees the role of government, her confirmation could mark the end of...

Study Highlights Importance of Cosmetics Ingredient Safety Tests

For many cosmetics products, exposure through your mouth may seem unlikely. Still, it's important to consider oral dosing in assessing the safety of cosmetics ingredients, according to a new European...

California Legislature Kills Bill to Protect Kids from Lead

The California State Senate Appropriations Committee defeated a bill that would reduce the amount of lead leached from faucets and fixtures to no more than 1 microgram of lead – five times less lead...

Feeding the Waste Cycle: How PFAS ‘Disposal’ Perpetuates Contamination

Current methods of managing waste from toxic “forever chemicals” don't work – and in fact, perpetuate the cycle of contamination, according to peer-reviewed research by scientists from the...

European Regulators Find ‘No Safe Level’ of Hormone-Disrupting Chemical Common in Cosmetics

A notoriously hazardous cosmetic ingredient now has another black mark on its record: Butylparaben – a hormone-disrupting chemical used as a preservative in personal care products and linked to cancer...

Tips for a Healthy and Safe July Fourth Holiday

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you're planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to...

10 Common Mistakes When Applying Sunscreen

Summer is in full swing. Finding a safe and effective sunscreen for you and your family is one component of your sun safety toolbox. And right in time for the Fourth of July holiday, EWG just updated...

Protect Yourself From Bug Bites With an Effective Repellent

Summer is here, which means it's also mosquito and tick season. As all 50 states reopen, more Americans are spending time outdoors and will need protection from bug bites.

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