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EWG: FDA's Call for Food Companies To Remove Arsenic, Other Heavy Metals in Baby Food Falls Short

The letter sent today to manufacturers of baby and toddler food by the Food and Drug Administration reminding them that they must comply with the manufacturing rules outlined by the Food Safety...

EWG Letter to CDC Director Calling for His Resignation

Attached is a letter EWG President Ken Cook wrote to Dr. Robert Redfield calling on him to resign as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

EWG Comments to NEJAC Recommending Measures for Addressing PFAS Contamination Crisis

The Environmental Working Group submitted written comments to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council with recommendations on the necessary measures for addressing the PFAS contamination...

California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Clears Another Legislative Hurdle

Today the California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762, passed out of the State Senate Environmental Quality Committee. If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to ban 12 toxic...

EWG Statement on House Passage of Heroes Act

WASHINGTON ­­– Today the House passed the HEROES Act, a $3 billion coronavirus stimulus package. Here is a statement from EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber: Millions of...

California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Moves Forward in Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762, today passed out of the State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. The following is the statement of...

COVID-19 Bill Fails To Protect Workers and Hungry Families

Here is a statement by Scott Faber, senior vice president for the Environmental Working Group, on the $484 billion COVID-19 bill currently under consideration by Congress: The bill passed Tuesday by...

EWG Calls for Food and Farm Protections in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Congress must make support for the nation's food and farm system a priority in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill, said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs at EWG.

EWG: More Stimulus Support for Nutrition Programs, Food and Farm Workers and Clean Energy Jobs

WASHINGTON – Following passage today of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, Environmental Working Group urged Congress to include support for hungry families, food and farm workers, and the...

EWG Applauds Rep. Pingree’s Plan To Combat Climate Crisis Through Reducing GHG Emissions From Farms

WASHINGTON – Environmental Working Group today applauded Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) for introducing the Agriculture Resilience Act, critical legislation that would dramatically reduce greenhouse...

Defense Bill Fails To Address PFAS Pollution at Oregon Military Bases

A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water sources and...

Defense Bill Fails To Address PFAS Pollution in Kentucky

A defense spending bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up...

Defense Bill Fails To Address PFAS Pollution in New Jersey

The defense bill passed by the Senate today excludes key provisions designed to reduce ongoing releases of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, remove PFAS from tap water and clean up legacy...

Key House Panel Adopts Legislative Package To Protect Public From Asbestos, PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON – The House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce passed a series of bills today that would safeguard the public from exposure to deadly...

Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Detected in Drinking Water at N.Y. Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at seven Army installations in New York state are contaminated with elevated levels of toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of...

Tests Find High Levels of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water at McChord AFB, Ft. Lewis

Drinking water supplies at two Washington state Army installations are contaminated with extremely high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to Department of Defense data...

Tests Find Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water at Rhode Island Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at two Army installations in Rhode Island are contaminated with elevated levels of toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense...

Tests Find Notorious ‘Forever Chemicals’ at Elevated Levels in Drinking Water at Minnesota Army Base

Drinking water supplies at a Minnesota National Guard facility were contaminated with elevated levels of highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of...

Tests Find Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water at Oklahoma Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at two Army installations in Oklahoma are contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG...

Drinking Water at Arizona Army Facilities Contaminated with Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Drinking water supplies at seven Army installations in Arizona are contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG...

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