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The Pentagon Should Address All Types of PFAS on Military Bases

The toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS belong to a family with hundreds of different members. They are linked to an array of health risks, including cancer, thyroid disruption, reproductive and...

EWG News Roundup (5/22): 2020 EWG Guide to Sunscreens, Johnson & Johnson End the Sale of Talc-Based Baby Powder and More

EWG News Roundup (5/22): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Your Kids

After a long spring of being cooped up indoors, everyone is itching to get outside and spend as much time there as possible.

As Meat Prices Soar in Pandemic, Try These Healthier High-Protein Foods

Meat and poultry processing plants are hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks, constricting the supply chains for beef, chicken and pork – and sending their prices soaring.

USDA Pandemic Bailout Funds Will Go to Largest, Wealthiest Farms

This week the Department of Agriculture unveiled a pandemic relief initiative that will give farmers $16 billion in direct payments. Just like the Market Facilitation Program, or MFP, which gave $23...

It’s Time To End the Use of Talc in Loose Powders

The news, announced Tuesday, that Johnson & Johnson will soon end the sale of baby powder with talc is long overdue. Because talc and asbestos can form in the same parent rock, cosmetics made with...

Massachusetts’ Net-Zero Goal Could Stall Without Federal Pandemic Relief

In January, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Although all New England states have aggressive carbon reduction targets...

National Potato Giant Uses Obscure Leasing Scheme To Skirt Environmental Oversight in Minnesota

One of the nation's largest industrial agriculture operations is hiding behind a small family farm to try to avoid environmental oversight of a plan to clear-cut pristine Minnesota forestland for a...

Hair Color With Less Harm: New In-Home Hair Dyes in Skin Deep®

As many hair salons remain closed months into the national shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, at-home hair dyes are flying off store shelves. But many of these products may contain...

EWG News Roundup (5/15): Farm and Food Workers at COVID-19 Risk, EPA Balks at Regulating Rocket Fuel Chemical and More

This week, EWG broke down how America's farmworkers are imperiled when it comes to contracting COVID-19.

Investigation: Counties With Meatpacking Plants Report Twice the National Average Rate of COVID-19 Infections

Counties with or near meatpacking plants have almost twice the rate of known COVID-19 infections as the national average, according to a geospatial analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

Work Conditions Make Farmworkers Uniquely Vulnerable to COVID-19

Depending on the season, an estimated 1 million to 2.7 million workers, mostly undocumented, toil on the nation's farms. Without farmworkers, the American food system would collapse – and during the...

Deep in the Heart of Texas, the Pandemic Threatens Renewable Energy

When you think of energy and Texas, you think of oil. But besides being the leading oil and natural gas production and refining state, Texas is also a national leader in renewable energy.

Celebrating Mother’s Day With a Wish for Healthy Babies

My life's work is to protect and promote babies' health, and as all parents know (and now the whole world is learning, or seeing in the background on a Zoom call), our personal and professional lives...

EWG News Roundup (5/8): MultiState Duke Energy Watchdog Formed, Protecting Farm and Food Workers During Pandemic and More

EWG News Roundup (5/8): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

The Pandemic Sends an Ill Wind Through Iowa. Will Congress Step Up To Help?

In 1983, Iowa was the first state to set a renewable energy standard – requiring utilities to generate a mandated share of electricity from renewable sources – and it paid off: Wind power is Iowa's...

COVID-19 Farm Bailout Funds Should Help Farmworkers, Not Big Farmers

Congress should direct the Department of Agriculture to use COVID-19 relief funds to ensure that farmworkers –not big farmers – have protections, free testing and paid sick leave.

How Michigan Reduced Industrial Discharges of PFAS

At least 2,500 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an updated EWG analysis of government...

Five Ways To Clean Up Your Beauty Routine During COVID-19 Lockdown

Being stuck at home for weeks on end stinks. But it's necessary to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, so let's make the best of it. EWG came up with ways to take advantage of this time of self...
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