News

Catch up on the latest news and analysis from EWG’s team of experts.

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Displaying 141 - 160 of 4003

EWG’s quick and dirty guide to spring cleaning

LEER EN ESPAÑOL It’s that time of year when people jump on the idea of spring cleaning – getting rid of clutter and thoroughly scrubbing their living spaces. And that means hauling out the cleaning...

Popular sweetener erythritol, found in Truvia, linked to heart risk, new study says

A new study finds a link between erythritol – a common artificial sweetener also used as a filler in stevia and monk fruit sweeteners and some keto products – and risk of harm to the heart and blood...

Will agriculture be America’s leading source of greenhouse gas emissions?

Agriculture could produce more than a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Here’s why: Every other sector of the economy, especially transportation and energy, is expected to reduce...

Wildlife warning: More than 330 species contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

Polar bears have a PFAS problem: Pollution from the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminates polar bears, tigers, monkeys, pandas, dolphins and fish and has been documented in more than 600...

For Californians looking to install solar, time is running out to take advantage of state’s financial incentives

The financial incentives California offers residents and small business owners seeking to install solar panels and batteries will be slashed when new rules take effect in April.

Nearly 20,000 farmers received farm subsidies for 37 consecutive years

Nearly 20,000 farmers received taxpayer-funded federal farm subsidies or disaster relief payments for 37 consecutive years, according to a new EWG analysis.

Roses are red, candy is sweet, avoid these additives in your Valentine’s Day treat

Chocolates and heart-shaped pastilles with cutesy phrases like “QT Pie” are sweet. What isn’t sweet are the potentially harmful food chemicals that may be hiding in your Valentine’s Day candies. This...

Trump USDA farmer bailout funds flowed to Mar-a-Lago neighbor instead

Some federal bailout funds intended to help farmers weather former President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and the Covid-19 pandemic went instead to people living in some of the wealthiest...

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.

‘Forever chemicals’ in freshwater fish: Mapping a growing environmental justice problem

From coast to coast, and in almost every state in the U.S., high levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS contaminate freshwater fish. The potential harm is not limited to fish, but the...

This holiday treat can harm your health

Shiny, red-and-white-striped peppermint candy is usually associated with brisk winter days, snow and Christmas – not harm to your DNA. But that’s exactly what can result from exposure to titanium...

Five ways a hidden Pentagon health study undercounts ‘forever chemicals’ risks

The Defense Department may be underestimating by hundreds of thousands the number of people at military installations drinking water contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. The DOD’s...

Change the market. Advocate for safety. Lead with science. Protect our health.

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...

With many causes, U.S. tap water crises historically harm communities of color

Badly managed water systems, industrial pollution, aging infrastructure: Recent headlines underscore how tap water problems across the U.S. have many causes. What these different situations have in...

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...

Hiding in household products: Study links phthalates to uterine fibroids

A new study finds exposure to the harmful class of chemicals known as phthalates poses particular risks for women. These substances lurk in many household items people use every day, including...

How ‘multitasking’ preservatives might help to make cosmetics safer

The lack of preservation in cosmetics has a notorious history – in just one instance, four women were almost permanently blinded in 1977 because the chemicals failed to keep their mascara clean and...

Protecting kids from wireless radiation in school and at home

Children are almost constantly exposed to wireless radiation, starting as early as the first weeks of life. As they get older, that exposure grows every day, thanks to the widespread use of...

EWG’s 2022 gift guide

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

Quibble with Kibbles: ‘Forever chemicals’ in pet food packaging add to perils at home

The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS create health hazards at home, since they’re used in everyday items like cookware and cosmetics – and new EWG research finds some popular pet food packaging...
Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the press, our communications team will connect you with the right EWG expert. Please contact one of our communications staff to schedule interviews with or comments from our researchers, analysts and other experts.

Join EWG's online community of 30 million. Sign up today to receive email updates.