News Releases

Thursday, January 30, 2020
In a breakthrough move, Revlon becomes the first global brand to bring an EWG VERIFIED™ cosmetic product to mass retailers, making affordable clean beauty a reality for millions of discerning consumers. Launched today, Revlon’s PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Perfecting + Smoothing Primer meets EWG’s industry-leading clean beauty standards.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Kellogg's will take steps to phase out the use of the herbicide glyphosate to dry oats and wheat before harvest, eliminating use of the potentially harmful chemical in the main ingredients of many of the company’s breakfast cereals and other foods.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Today the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo and EWG president and co-founder Ken Cook today praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking bold action to reduce PFAS pollution.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.
Friday, January 17, 2020
The Trump administration has proposed significant changes to menus at the nation’s public schools that would allow more pizza, fries and burgers, and fewer fruits and vegetables for students to choose from.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The notorious carcinogen asbestos has been found in a talc-containing eye shadow in a children’s toy makeup kit, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
If the pace of U.S. coal-fired power plant closures in 2019 continues throughout 2020, more plants will have shut down during President Trump’s first term than during President Obama’s second term, according to data compiled by the federal government and Reuters.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
An estimated half a million Minnesotans are drinking tap water contaminated with elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical associated with cancer and other serious health problems, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Today supporters gathered at the California State Capitol to urge the state Assembly to pass the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 495 . If passed, the law would ban toxic ingredients like lead, mercury and formaldehyde from the beauty and personal care products Californians use every day. The law will face its first key vote on Tuesday.
Friday, January 10, 2020
EWG today applauded the House for voting to pass H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The Trump administration threatened to veto PFAS legislation on Tuesday, just days after failing to meet its promise to move forward by the end of 2019 with efforts to set a drinking water standard for the toxic fluorinated chemicals.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Today, the Auditor for the State of California found that efforts by the California Department of Health Care Services and California Department of Public Health to prevent lead poisoning have failed to test millions of children on Medi-Cal. More than 1.4 million 1- and 2-year-old children did not receive any of the required tests, and another 740,000 children missed one of the two tests that determine whether they have elevated lead levels.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Days after Congress failed to set drinking water standards for two highly toxic fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, the European Union is moving aggressively to adopt drinking water limits on all PFAS compounds throughout its 28 member nations.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Trump administration today proposed reapproving the pesticide atrazine, an endocrine-disrupting hormone that castrates frogs and is linked to birth defects and cancer in people. It has been banned or is being phased out in more than 35 countries.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
The nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility – which is seeking huge customer rate hikes, making puny investments in renewable energy and emitting vast amounts of pollution that worsen the climate crisis – paid less than zero in federal taxes in 2018.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The 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 legacy PFAS contamination.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
DuPont, whose toxic fluorinated chemicals have contaminated communities nationwide, is buying a company that specializes in removing those same chemicals from tap water.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Beginning next year, a neurotoxic pesticide that at low doses can trigger brain and behavioral damage in children will be banned from use by agricultural operations in New York State
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
President Trump is considering nominating a former top chemical industry executive, who at the Environmental Protection Agency has led the rollback of important chemical safety regulations, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a report in The Washington Post.

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