Monica Amarelo

Senior Director of Communications

Monica Amarelo leads media strategy for EWG’s consumer-facing work, legislative agenda in California and Children’s Health initiatives. She also works on contaminants in tap water. Before joining EWG, Amarelo worked to elevate the national profile of the Federation of American Scientists and supervised the News and Information Office of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

External Publications

In The News

The Shopper’s Guide is not and has never claimed to be a risk assessment. It’s a straightforward ranking of which fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA had the most pesticides.

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Monica Amarelo
Woman's Health

It’s uncertain when Fort Indiantown Gap was added to the DEP’s list of contaminated sites. Environmental Working Group added it to its interactive map in July.

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Monica Amarelo
State Impact Pennsylvania

Producing the database, which required the work of more than 20 people over two years, wasn't done to make money but as a public service. EWG isn't affiliated with any water filter companies.

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Monica Amarelo
Desert Sun

A number of states and other organizations have argued that the levels set by EPA aren’t adequate protection for people’s health.

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Monica Amarelo
The Florida Times-Union

Our results are meant to highlight the ubiquity of PFAS and the vulnerability of the nation’s drinking water supply to PFAS contamination.

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Monica Amarelo
WDEL