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EWG’s 2023 gift guide

Choosing a gift for someone is challenging enough without the added worry of whether the item is full of potentially harmful chemicals.

Holiday shopping, handled: The best (and cleanest) pampering gifts for everyone on your shopping list

It can be tough during the holiday season to find small gifts that aren’t either filled with toxic chemicals, made entirely of sugar or packaged in tons of wasteful plastic – or some combination of...

It’s no-shave November, not no-care November: Caring for your facial hair

For millions of men all over the country, it’s the hairiest time of the year. Whether they’re growing mustaches for Movember or leaving their facial hair untouched for No Shave November it’s safe to...

EWG scores crucial victories with three new California laws to protect your health

In a major win for people aiming to live healthier lives, EWG has helped usher in six new California laws that will reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in food, cosmetics and other products – and...

Why one innovative sunscreen company wants their products EWG VERIFIED®

Why would a sunscreen company want to get EWG VERIFIED®? It’s a question we asked Autumn Blum, founder of Stream2Sea, which makes the only mineral-based sunscreens to be tested and proven safe for...

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.

What are parabens?

Parabens are a group of chemicals that preserve our personal care products. But their extensive use in these everyday items puts people at repeated risk of exposure.

What is fragrance?

Glance at the label of nearly any personal care or cleaning product, and chances are it’s scented with one “fragrance” chemical or a combination of them.

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...

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...

Save your vacation with these best “bang for your buck” sunscreens

Whether you’re spending time this summer relaxing at the beach or sunbathing in your backyard, protecting your skin from the sun is important. Nothing ruins a nice day, let alone a vacation, like...

Something for Father’s Day: 18 gift ideas from EWG VERIFIED®

There’s more to Father’s Day gifts than just power tools, ties and grilling utensils. Why not treat dad to a dedicated skincare routine that will keep him looking fresh and feeling clean?

Protecting delicate skin from harmful UV radiation: Sun safety tips for babies and children

As summer starts, it’s crucial for parents and caregivers to make their kids’ sun safety a priority. Babies and young children have thinner and more sensitive skin that is more vulnerable to the...

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.

Cosmetics companies face major concern over asbestos contamination of talc

Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to a $8.9 billion settlement of more than 60,000 lawsuits alleging that its baby powder and other talc-based personal care products caused cancer.

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: 30 years of environmental progress

Every day, consumers are presented with choices about how we protect ourselves and those we love. For the past 30 years, EWG has fought to make it easier for us to seize those opportunities.

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of fragrance – without the danger of toxic chemicals

“Clean” beauty in 2023 is one of the fastest growing categories in the personal care space, so you may want to give – or hope to get – clean fragrance this Valentine’s Day.

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We combine peer-reviewed research, data analysis and groundbreaking consumer tools with expert communications and advocacy to bring about changes in policy, consumer demand and market behavior. These...

EPA needs funding boost to meet new TSCA requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to suffer from long-term congressional underfunding, which has starved it of the resources needed to meet its existing and future needs. The agency needs...

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