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Join EWG's live chat with Chef Ann Cooper

Today (Thursday, November 4) we chat about healthy school lunches - how to pack 'em and how to fix our broken school lunch programs - with Chef Ann Cooper, The Renegade Lunch Lady. Join us by clicking...

Dr. Oz investigates early puberty in girls

Dr. Mehmet Oz begins a recent segment of The Dr. Oz Show by telling us in no uncertain terms that he's not happy about early puberty in girls - as a dad and a doctor.

Cash register jobs join list of hazardous professions

Firefighters and beat cops. Soldiers, farm workers, war correspondents and hard hats who dangle from high iron as they build skyscrapers. Those are a few professions most folks consider risky. And if...

Nanosilver in your underwear? We hope not.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing its proposal to approve a Swiss nanosilver textile coating for sale in the U.S. EPA...

CA Lawmakers Fail to Ban BPA From Kids' Food, Drink

In a victory for the chemical industry and a great loss for the health of California's children, the California State Legislature on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have eliminated...

Being Clean and Pretty Has Toxic Costs

This morning I relied on a dozen grooming and beauty products to help me face the day. I used soap, shampoo and conditioner in the shower, and gel and mousse when I dried my hair. I slathered on...

Find your sunscreen with EWG's new iPhone App

All you iPhone users can now find the best sunscreen with EWG's free application (App) linked to Environmental Working Group's (EWG) 2010 Sunscreen Guide.

Cereal boxes are for reading, not eating

Did you hear about Kellogg's voluntary recall of its super sugary cereals? Picture this: 28 million boxes of Froot Loops, Honey (used to be "Sugar") Smacks, Apple Jacks, (used to be "Sugar") Corn Pops...

EWG's Sunscreen Quick Tips

Some sunscreens prevent sunburn but not other types of skin damage. Make sure yours provides broad-spectrum protection and follow these other tips for better protection.

1 Step Forward: EPA expands Envirofacts database

Last month the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they have added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities to their searchable database Envirofacts.

On Pesticides: Canadian Bylaws and American Lawn Flags

The smell of lawn chemicals is as dependable a harbinger of spring as robins and lilacs. Not in big parts of Canada, where many municipalities and provinces have opted to abolish the cosmetic use of...

More organophosphates please, Mom!

People may know that organic produce is a better bet - for our heath and the environment, yet only about 2% of U.S. food sales are organic. Yes, a paltry 2 percent.

Should state employees be drinking bottled water? On your dime?

You may have kicked the bottled water habit, but has your state government?

Awakening to Cancer's Environmental Roots

When I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1979, at the age 20, I drafted a list of goals. The first thing I would do, once I was sprung from the hospital, would be to pay a visit to Claire's...

It's time to look upstream

Chanda Chevannes has made an important documentary film about Sandra Steingraber's work, based largely on her first book, Living Downstream. The trailer below will give you a sense of Steingraber's...

PBS's NOW on toxic natural gas extraction

Josh Fox, director and star of the award-winning new documentary film Gasland, goes on PBS's Now to highlight the threat that natural gas extraction brings to human health and the environment. Fox was...

How to get more fruits and veggies into school cafeterias

First Lady Michelle Obama's noble fight against childhood obesity cannot be won unless members of Congress act boldly this spring and vote to give school lunches the healthy makeover that our kids...

The 8-minute Story of Bottled Water: Watch it, then stop drinking it

You've seen The Story of Stuff, right? That short and sweet video explanation of our "consumption problem" and what we can do about it? Well Annie Leonard and the gang at Free Range Studios (plus a...

An App for everything, except radiation levels

Curious about how much radiation is coming from your iPhone? Sorry, there's no app for that.

Help EWG do bottled water research - and win a prize!

Last year we took a close look at 100s of bottled water labels to see how good (or bad) manufacturers are at sharing important information with consumers - like my mother, who buys it by the box (me =...

Revenge of the toxic dust bunnies

Dust bunnies aren't just the visible reminder than we've (once again) waited far too long to clean house. They can also be allergenic and they contain toxic chemicals. Now that's a more compelling...

Maryland bans BPA - unanimously

Last week the Maryland Senate unanimously voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups. The Senate's action, by a vote of 45 to 0, marks the last major...

4 steps to drinking safer water

Here at EWG we talk a lot about water, because we think it should be safe to drink.

Cell Phone Radiation Blog Series - All In One Place

Last September, EWG released a Cell Phone Radiation Science Review and a first-of-its-kind database showing the radiation levels of thousands of cell phones. The response was huge - not surprising...