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5 Tips for Safer Cell Phone Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has made us all depend more on wireless technology. Whether you're working remotely, attending school online or just staying in touch with family and friends, you're more reliant than ever on...

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...

EWG News Roundup (11/13): What a Biden Presidency Means for Food and Toxics, Studies Show PFAS Harm Immune System and More

EWG News Roundup (11/13): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

How Can the Biden Administration Fix America’s Broken Food System?

The staggering number of food and farm workers who have died from Covid-19 has laid bare the Trump administration's disastrous policies on food and farm issues.

PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds

Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are harmful to nearly every human organ, and the immune system is particularly vulnerable. PFAS mixtures...

How Will the Biden Administration Tackle ‘Forever Chemicals’?

No candidate for president has ever pledged to make the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority – until now.

BPA Update: Tracking the Canned Food Phaseout

For decades, most canned food manufacturers used can linings made of epoxy resin based on bisphenol A, or BPA, making food the primary route of our exposure to this toxic chemical. A robust body of...

EWG News Roundup (10/30): EPA Extends the Use of Harmful Pesticide, DuPont Still Discharges PFOA and More

EWG News Roundup (10/30): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Why Are DuPont and Chemours Still Discharging the Most Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’?

The Big Bang of the nationwide “forever chemicals” crisis was the revelation in 2001 that PFOA, a toxic compound used to make Teflon, had contaminated the drinking water for 70,000 people near a...

Trump’s Ag Secretary Wants EU To Have Polluted Water, Too

President Donald Trump and his secretary of agriculture have a message for Europeans: We want you to drink polluted water too.

For Cancer Defense, the Future of Protein is Green

When health experts look back on the diets of current generations, obsession with protein will surely rank high as a mistake. Here's the hard truth: Americans eat more protein than they need –...

UPDATE: Little Progress from Trump’s EPA on Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

It's been 18 months since the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its plan to address the crisis of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which a new peer-reviewed study by EWG...

The End of Environmental Law as We Know It

The Senate will almost certainly vote next week to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Because of the way she sees the role of government, her confirmation could mark the end of...

‘Let’s Just Ban the Damn Ingredient’: Inside FDA Scientists’ Failed Attempt To Ban Formaldehyde in Hair Treatments

As reported by The New York Times today, newly released emails show that in 2015 and 2016, Food and Drug Administration scientists urged the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde in hair-smoothing products...

Timeline: The FDA’s Failure to Regulate ‘Brazilian Blowout’ Hair Treatments

For more than a decade, the Food and Drug Administration and the cosmetics industry have known that keratin hair-smoothing treatments – commonly called “Brazilian blowout” treatments – release unsafe...

As Algae Season Ends, the Toll: More Than 400 Outbreaks in 2020

The end of summer marks the unofficial end of the algae outbreak season. Warmer states like California and Florida see outbreaks fouling lakes, rivers and other bodies of water year-round, but for...

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...

Giant Potato Grower Threatens What’s Left of Our Land

The White Earth Reservation, in Minnesota, where I was born and live, was created in 1867 by a treaty between the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the U.S. government. The original reservation...

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