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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for Your Child?

It's no secret that children love sweets – and that parents often try to limit the sugary treats their kids consume, because of the range of health concerns, not to mention dental bills, associated...

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Harmful Food Additives, Trump Disses Climate Science and More

EWG News Roundup (9/18): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Industrial Animal Agriculture Poses Serious Threats to Human Health

For people who live near industrial animal feedlots, the stench, flies and day-and-night rumbling of trucks are more than a nuisance that impairs the use and enjoyment of their own property...

Time Is Running Out to Help Hungry Families and Food and Farm Workers

The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has never been clearer. One in five American children are struggling with hunger. Thousands of food and farm workers have contracted COVID-19 and hundreds have...

EWG News Roundup (9/11): PFAS Discharges Near Schools, Tracking Farm Pollution in Our Drinking Water and More

EWG News Roundup (9/11): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Minn. Study Is First To Show Cause-and-Effect Link Between ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water and Reproductive Harms

A study of almost 50,000 births in Minnesota is reportedly the first to establish a cause-and-effect link between high levels of the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water and...

Agricultural Pollution Has Contaminated Tap Water in Dozens of Locations So Far in 2020

EWG has found 377 news reports of agricultural pollution contaminating drinking water in 303 locations since 2010. With four months left in 2020, 38 of those cities, towns and counties have suffered...

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...

EWG News Roundup (9/3): Landmark Public Health Bills Pass Calif. Legislature, Duke Energy’s $11.6 Billion Failures and More

EWG News Roundup (9/3): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Algae Blooms: More Than 300 Outbreaks So Far This Year

If you're headed for the lake or river this Labor Day weekend, be on the lookout for outbreaks of potentially toxic algae. Through the end of August, algae blooms have plagued 318 bodies of water...

EWG News Roundup (8/27): Costly Algae Blooms, California Senate Spikes Lead Faucet Protection Bill and More

EWG News Roundup (8/27): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Nuclear Industry Politics: Bribes, Corruption and Lies

The U.S. nuclear industry knows it can't compete fairly on the open market with safe, clean, cost-effective renewable energy sources like solar, wind and storage batteries, so it's turning to illegal...

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 (8/20): 10 Ways the Trump Administration Has Made Life More Toxic, Racial Disparities Fueling COVID-19’s Force and More

EWG News Roundup (8/20): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

The Smoking Spud: Documents Prove Potato Giant Is Behind Irrigation Scheme in Pineland Sands

For decades, R.D. Offutt – one of the largest agriculture conglomerates in the U.S. – has proudly evaded meaningful environmental review in Minnesota. Offutt has played a shell game using land swaps...

Trump’s Toxic Wake: 10 Ways the EPA Has Made Life More Hazardous

From the beginning, the Trump administration has aggressively slashed environmental regulations. A New York Times analysis identified 100 environmental protections that have been reversed or are in...

Study: Racial Disparities Affect How Sick Kids Get With COVID-19

Racial disparities, such as lifelong lack of access to health care and nutritious foods, or working at jobs where it's hard to practice social distancing, profoundly affect how likely people are to...

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...

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.

How Safe Is the Water in Your Kids’ School?

Whether your children's school plans to reopen in the next few weeks or in coming months, parents, teachers and staff already have their hands full preparing for the continuity of education and...

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