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Aggressive and illegal damage control efforts

A routine-seeming government meeting this Friday marks the public debut of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says is one of the most sweeping regulatory inquiries it has ever mounted...

New York State: 85 chemicals to avoid

When someone with $8 billion a year in purchasing power tells the world what they don't want, marketers and manufacturers pay attention.

Why Are DuPont and Chemours Still Discharging the Most Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’?

The Big Bang of the nationwide “forever chemicals” crisis was the revelation in 2001 that PFOA, a toxic compound used to make Teflon, had contaminated the drinking water for 70,000 people near a...

New old news: 2004 Industry Tests Found 'Brockovich' Chemical Nationwide

Tap water industry representatives made no mention of their chromium-6 2004 study when they testified alongside EWG at a Feb. 2 Senate environment committee hearing on chromium-6 pollution.

Healthy Home Tips for your holiday kitchen

In the next two weeks, you're probably going to do some (or possibly tons of) holiday cooking. You'll buy ingredients, cook, clean -- and enjoy some leftovers. It's a great time to do a little...

EWG’s Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving

This year the Covid-19 pandemic has many Americans rethinking how they're spending Thanksgiving. EWG took a fresh look at some of the holiday's traditions, and we have these tips to make your...

Honoring the Archdruid

David Brower, more than anyone else except possibly Rachel Carson, was the creative force behind the modern American environmental movement. As the first executive director of the Sierra Club, he...

"Prudence and prevention, not panic."

So I've been reading Dr. Devra Davis' new book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer. It's a remarkable book, incredibly detailed and full of information I can almost guarantee you've never seen...

Children's eco-author Lynne Cherry visits Environmental Working Group

Today children's author and environmentalist Lynne Cherry joined EWG staff for lunch and to present some of her famous works. Cherry who is perhaps best known for her story The Great Kapok Tree has...

Five Questions From Ken: Priscilla Woolworth

“Five Questions from Ken” is a new series of conversations with EWG President Ken Cook and inspiring leaders of the environmental health world.

As Meat Prices Soar in Pandemic, Try These Healthier High-Protein Foods

Meat and poultry processing plants are hot spots for COVID-19 outbreaks, constricting the supply chains for beef, chicken and pork – and sending their prices soaring.

Harmful BPA Replacements Contaminate Store Receipts

“Would you like your receipt?” Maybe not. Your exchange with the grocery store checkout clerk may seem like an odd time to worry about hormone-disrupting chemicals, but for decades, receipts printed...

EWG News Roundup (12/11): EWG VERIFIED™ Diapers Launches Nationwide, Tom Vilsack as Biden’s Top Pick for Ag Secretary and More

EWG News Roundup (12/11): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

More Good Sunscreens to Choose From this Summer

Consumers can have confidence in about one quarter of the sunscreen products on store shelves this year, according to Environmental Working Group's review and ranking of more than 1,800 products. Last...

Food and Health Luminaries, Public Interest Groups Demand Healthy Food and Farm Bill

Seventy leading chefs, authors, food policy experts, nutritionists, CEOs, and environment and health organizations sent an open letter to Members of Congress today urging lawmakers to reinvest federal...

Chemical in Food Packaging, Fabric Coatings Linked to Cancer

An independent scientific panel approved by the DuPont company as part of a class action lawsuit has linked an industrial chemical known as C-8 or PFOA to kidney and testicular cancer in humans.

California Aims To Cut Rocket Fuel Pollution in Drinking Water

California environmental officials have issued a draft public health goal for drinking water polluted with perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel chemical that is six times lower than the current legal...

NY County Bans BPA-Laced Register Receipts

New York's Suffolk County will soon ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A or BPA.

Calif. Regulators: “Non-Toxic” Nail Polishes Anything But

California state scientists have found that some nail polishes widely used in California salons are laced with high levels of three chemicals linked to birth defects, asthma and other health risks.

EWG on the election

In the wake of the 2012 election, Environmental Working Group has issued the following statements on three key issues central to EWG's mission: Federal farm policy, natural gas extraction that...

Leaders from Public Health, Nutrition, Environmental Law Join EWG Board

Four experts have joined Environmental Working Group's board of directors with long experience in environmental advocacy and stewardship, government relations, public health and other public policy...

Reducing Arsenic in Your Diet

Two reports out today from the federal Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports magazine showing that a number of popular rice-based foods are contaminated with arsenic, a known human...