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Roses are red, candy is sweet, avoid these additives in your Valentine’s Day treat
With many causes, U.S. tap water crises historically harm communities of color
How to protect kids during the EPA’s Children’s Health Month
The Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating national Children’s Health Month, with tips for shielding kids from potential health harms caused by lead contamination, pesticides on produce and...
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...
Study finds new link between lead in private waters wells and juvenile delinquency
Sacramento’s lead line removals sidestep drinking water safeguards
California lead pipeline replacements are welcome but lack vital health safeguards
Study: Lead detected in more than half of U.S. kids under age 6
Leftover Trump EPA rule leaves millions at risk from lead-tainted tap water
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...
7 Ways Children Will Be Healthier Under the Biden Administration
The Trump administration's assault on science has been a disaster for children, according to a report in February from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Now the election of Joe Biden and Kamala...
5 Things To Avoid in Your Personal Care Products If You’re Pregnant or Trying To Get Pregnant
If you're pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, it's likely you're considering how to limit your exposure to toxic chemicals. After all, you no longer have just your health to think about, you also...
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...
EWG News Roundup (8/13): Schools’ Tap Water in the Time of COVID-19, Nitrate Pollution in Minnesota, a Twitter Battle with BP and More
On Monday, EWG released an article on government officials' inadequate guidance about reopening schools safely as the coronavirus pandemic seems to worsen.
California Continues Its Leadership in Protecting Kids From Environmental Hazards
October was Children's Environmental Health Month in California, a designation made by state legislators to raise awareness about the importance of cleaner air and water, safer food and healthier...
Open the Window for Fresh Air, Get Lead Instead
Because of the contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., most people know about the health threat of lead in drinking water. But water isn't the chief source of lead poisoning. It's windows. And warm...
Children Exposed to Lead in Drinking Water at Day Care Centers
California Moving to Boost Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs for At-Risk Kids
An estimated 60 percent to three fourths of lower income children in California don't get the lead poisoning tests required by state and federal law. In response, state lawmakers are taking steps to...
California Lawmakers Move to Ensure Lead-Free Water in Child Care Centers
California lawmakers are moving toward ensuring that lead-free drinking water is required in all child care centers, catching up with Oregon, Washington and four other states.
Study: Lead Exposure Can Be Deadly For Adults
The danger of children's exposure to even the lowest level of lead is well known. Now, a new study finds that adults who are exposed to lead face major risks of death from heart attacks and other...