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Study: Big Soda’s Ads Target Young People of Color

In June, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo pledged to support Black Lives Matter. But according to a new study of advertising of sugary drinks to children, their money tells a different story: Despite an epidemic...

Dear Food Manufacturers: Stop Polluting Children With Glyphosate

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children's foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly...

EWG News Roundup (7/30): CAFOs Run Amok in North Carolina, Senate Republican COVID-19 Stimulus Lets Down Farm Workers and More

EWG News Roundup (7/30): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Senate GOP’s COVID Relief Package: $20 Billion for Big Farmers, Zero for Farmworkers and Hungry Families

There's only one word to describe Senate Republicans' proposal to shower even more COVID-19 relief funding on the nation's largest farmers while providing none to protect farm workers or help hungry...

Dog Days of Summer: Pet Deaths From Toxic Algae Blooms Already Mounting

As some COVID-19 shutdowns now stretch into their fifth month, and with record-setting temperatures blanketing the U.S., cooped-up Americans may be hankering for water-centric recreation. But those...

European Regulators Find ‘No Safe Level’ of Hormone-Disrupting Chemical Common in Cosmetics

A notoriously hazardous cosmetic ingredient now has another black mark on its record: Butylparaben – a hormone-disrupting chemical used as a preservative in personal care products and linked to cancer...

EWG News Roundup (7/23): House Passes PFAS Reforms in Military Spending Bill, Bodies of Water Infested With E. Coli and More

EWG News Roundup (7/23): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Lakes With Algae Outbreaks May Also Be Tainted With E. Coli

Toxic algae outbreaks – slimy, smelly blooms of microorganisms, triggered by polluted farm runoff into lakes and rivers – can cause nausea, vomiting and more serious, longer-term health impacts, such...

A Produce Industry Hater of EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ Asked Consumers If They Trust Us: ‘Absolutely!’

The Packer, a leading trade publication for the conventional produce industry, loves to attack EWG's annual Dirty Dozen™ list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.

EWG News Roundup (7/16): Glyphosate in Hummus, States Failing Farmworkers During COVID-19 Pandemic and More

EWG News Roundup (7/16): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG Analysis: Few States Have Job Safety Rules To Protect Farmworkers From COVID-19

Only eight states have wide-ranging mandatory protections for farmworkers from the coronavirus, an Environmental Working Group analysis of state regulations reveals. Some states have issued...

EWG News Roundup (7/2): Enjoying a Healthy (and Safe) Independence Day, PFAS Provisions Added to Military Spending Bill and More

EWG News Roundup (7/2): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

In Pandemic-Triggered Economic Crisis, Millions of Americans Struggle To Pay Utility Bills

The economic meltdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic means that legions of Americans are struggling to pay their utility bills. As with other impacts of the pandemic, the federal government has...

Tips for a Healthy and Safe July Fourth Holiday

This July Fourth weekend, be responsible and respect local public health ordinances and social distancing guidelines. Whether you're planning to stay at home to grill in your backyard, or heading to...

10 Common Mistakes When Applying Sunscreen

Summer is in full swing. Finding a safe and effective sunscreen for you and your family is one component of your sun safety toolbox. And right in time for the Fourth of July holiday, EWG just updated...

Beware Toxic Algae Over the Fourth of July

Over the Fourth of July holiday, don't act like the crowds recreating in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio. With area pools closed due to the pandemic, people are flocking to the lake to cool off, despite...

Protect Yourself From Bug Bites With an Effective Repellent

Summer is here, which means it's also mosquito and tick season. As all 50 states reopen, more Americans are spending time outdoors and will need protection from bug bites.

EWG News Roundup (6/25): Nitrate Contaminates Farm Country Drinking Water, $10 Billion Settlement in Monsanto Weedkiller Case and More

This week, EWG released an analysis of nitrate contamination of drinking water, largely caused by polluted runoff from crop fields, across 10 states, affecting more than 20 million Americans. The...

In Final Decision, EPA Fails to Protect Public From Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Consumer Products

This week the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule regulating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in consumer products. True to form for the Trump administration, the rule...

How the U.S. Can Have 90 Percent Clean Electricity by 2035

According to a new study, in just 15 years the U.S. can generate 90 percent of its electricity without coal-fired power plants or new natural gas plants – dirty energy sources that deepen the climate...

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