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Skip the most toxic fabric softeners

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These popular laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling.

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...

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.

FDA agrees to renewed call for reassessing health risks of BPA in food packaging

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration finally said it would heed calls from EWG and other top advocacy groups seeking to limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in food packaging, an urgent need...

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...

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.

EWG letter published in JAMA Oncology: 'Evidence Base on the Potential Carcinogenicity of Radiofrequency Radiation'

Recent research points to the cancer risks caused by radiofrequency radiation from wireless communication devices, EWG says in a letter this week to JAMA Oncology’s editor.

Spring is in the air – let’s make sure toxic chemicals aren’t

It’s spring, and many Americans are cleaning out their homes and throwing away what they no longer need. Let’s make sure this happens without using toxic chemicals.

Does cell phone radiation affect men’s fertility?

Cell phone use – and exposure to radiofrequency radiation – can harm male fertility, according to a new study.

Fiberglass: A new hidden hazard in mattresses

Fiberglass is now being used as a replacement for harmful chemical flame retardants in some mattresses, according to a new study. But it can also pose its own risks.

New tests find toxic 'forever chemicals' in bedding, yoga pants and other textiles

Two new reports find detectable levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in consumer textile products like bedding, tablecloths and sportswear.

EWG’s 2021 gift guide

It’s hard enough to figure out the perfect gift for some people on your holiday shopping list. It can be more difficult when you factor in a desire to protect the health of your family and the...

Five ways to protect kids from cellphone radiation during holiday travel

If you’re traveling with kids this holiday season, chances are they’ll use some type of wireless device for entertainment for at least part of the trip.

Six tips to avoid phthalates after study highlights health harms, billion-dollar costs

A new study of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates found in everyday products like perfumes and toys adds to mounting evidence of their chronic health harms and potentially billions...

PFAS news roundup

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...

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