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Pregnancy today: A lesson in toxics

When I was pregnant for the first time, I was all about prenatal yoga, checking my baby's amazing developing body online, and comparing symptoms with friends. As it should be. What I wasn't doing was...

Listen up: Kid-Safe Chemicals Act conference call for all

Here at EWG we talk about the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act a lot. Like every day. Sometimes all day. Why? Simple. We think it's time for a new law (the Toxic Substances Control Act that currently regulates...

Study links tap water to high lead levels in Washington children

Researchers have found a shockingly high lead levels in the blood of young Washington, D.C. children tested between 2001 and 2004, when the District of Columbia's drinking water was being contaminated...

The value of clean water

Agricultural pollutants affect drinking water quality nationwide Economic losses caused by nutrient pollution of U.S. freshwaters are felt by people all around the country, according to the policy...

EWG asks HHS nominee Tom Daschle: what about toxics?

Topic A at the Senate confirmation hearing for Health and Human secretary nominee Tom Daschle was health reform. Also Topics B through Y. That's understandable: this country's health crisis is...

Dear George - Don't go away mad. Just go away.

There will be many happy people around the world when the Obama administration takes over in January. Indeed, President Bush will leave the office as one of the least popular presidents in the history...

My new year's resolution? Parent power.

Long before working with EWG, I often visited the "For Parents" page on our web site. I appreciated and trusted the information there (still do!), but truth be told, what I really appreciated was that...

Gulf War Illness: As clear as the nose on your face

If you follow environmental health policy, then you're well aware that there are more than a few folks out there who continue to assure us that low-dose exposures to toxic chemicals don't harm human...

EPA widens rift with science advisers

The stress crack between Environmental Protection Agency and its outside science advisers just got a lot deeper. In fact, these days it looks a lot like a thousand-foot crevasse. The proximate cause...

CA bill would ban fire retardants from some baby products

Jessica Webb of Healthy Child, Healthy World blogs about an important bill to change to California fire safety standards for baby products, and the chemical industry's efforts to uncut these...

My friend neoprene, allergen of the year

In 2009, the dubious distinction of the "allergen of the year" was awarded to a group of chemicals most of us have never heard of: mixed dialkyl thioureas. Mixed who?

Sunscreen series: About those mineral sunscreens...

So you've read our 2009 sunscreen report cover to cover, right? OK, probably not - we're all too busy to handle that much information in the middle of summer - no matter how useful and scintillating...

Buying our way to utopia? Not so much.

Hi, my name is Lisa and I spend more time reading labels than ballots. There, I said it. Why do I spend so much time reading labels?

Because pesticides on your food aren't bad enough

Worried about your cantaloupe catching fire? You might not have to anymore! Your fruits and veggies may be doused in Deca, a flame retardant chemical and known neurotoxin.

When breast cancer has 'No Family History'

A while back, EWG staff scientist Olga Naidenko wrote here about the need to focus breast cancer research on prevention - with an emphasis on the role of carcinogens.

Puberty is tough enough without BPA

Every child's journey through puberty is different, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone describe the experience as "wonderful," "awesome" or "let's play two!"

EWG's Tips to avoid BPA exposure

EWG is working hard to pass laws that limit or ban the dangerous chemical BPA. But until they pass, we think you should have the latest info on sources of exposure and our tips to avoid them on your...

FRAC Act Gains House Supporters

A bill to establish federal oversight for a controversial oil and natural gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing has gained six more House supporters, four of them from New York City...

BPA Invades the Womb

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the outcry over Rachel Carson's path-breaking Silent Spring and global mobilization around the first Earth Day spurred scientists to attempt to quantify how much pollution...

State of the Rockies Project Studies Big Ag

If you're a Westerner - and what American isn't, really? -- Colorado College's State of the Rockies Project is a must-read, must-bookmark web destination.

Vote for EWG Prez Ken Cook on Huff Post

We get called a lot of names at EWG -- it comes with the territory. Some more flattering than others, but there's one that sums it up -- "Game Changers." So it's no surprise that our very own Ken Cook...

Chesapeake Bay residents are part of the solution

By Lisa Frack and Michelle Perez Earlier this month, EWG released a report about the Chesapeake Bay water quality crisis. The report focuses on agriculture's heavy - if unintended - damage to the Bay...

Dear SIGG, We think you should....

SIGG CEO Steve Wasik called EWG's President, Ken Cook, earlier today to discuss our response to his recent announcement that SIGG water bottles did in fact contain the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA)...

BPA: Can consumer revolt trump K Street?

Don't underestimate the power of a consumer revolt. No hearings. No votes. No PAC money. No lawyers. (Yes!) No lobbying. Advertising -- Facebook and Twitter, virtual and viral. And free.