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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...

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...

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.

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...

A Neighbor’s Plea to Potato Giant: ‘You’re going to have casualties’

Mike Tauber, a plumber by trade, grew up and now lives on the outskirts of Hackensack, a town of 300 located within 10 miles of 127 lakes in north central Minnesota's Cass County.

BP to EWG on Net-Zero Carbon Pledge: ‘No turning back!’ We’ll See.

In 2000, British Petroleum launched a rebranding campaign that belongs in the greenwashing hall of shame.

Schools Reopening: Let’s Make This a Catalyst for Change

Every day it seems there's a new email from school with a change of plans, or news reports about studies of COVID-19, children and schools that are far removed from the reality in the U.S. It's even...

Smaller Farms Hit Hard by COVID-19 but Get Little Help From USDA

The vast majority of U.S. farms earn less than $1 million in annual revenue, and they have suffered a large share of all reported COVID-19 outbreaks on farms. These smaller farms, which supply nearly...

Even More Billions in U.S. Farm Bailouts Risk Violating Trade Agreements

If Congress provides another $20 billion in aid to farmers in the next COVID-19 spending bill, total federal farm spending this year could top $50 billion, setting a new record – and once again...

Study: Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water May Increase Risk of Low Birth Weight Infants

Pregnant women exposed to low levels of disinfection byproducts in chlorinated drinking water were more likely to give birth to underweight babies, according to a recent peer-reviewed study based in...

EWG News Roundup (8/6): National Pesticide Law Reform, Attacks on Children’s Health and More

EWG News Roundup (8/6): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

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