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Parkinson's and Pesticides

Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook often points out that many pesticides that were once liberally sprayed on food crops and considered perfectly safe turn out to be anything but - after...

Study Links Hair Products to Early Puberty in Girls

As a child, one of my least favorite activities was getting my hair styled. It required a lot of time and patience -- two things I had in short supply.

Cell Phone Radiation May Alter Brain, DNA

New research by Russian scientist Igor Belyaev, Ph.D., and Turkish researcher Nesrin Seyhan, Ph.D., shows that radiation emitted from portable devices may damage DNA and disrupt the process of DNA...

EWG Seeks Answers About Loophole in Proposed New York Fracking Plan

EWG is requesting records from New York officials to shed light on a potentially glaring loophole in the state's draft plan for regulating high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the event that Gov...

Nation's Pediatricians Warn Against Pesticides in Food

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken the unprecedented step of issuing a policy statement that calls on the government, schools, parents and medical professionals to take concerted action to...

FDA Warns Leading Cosmetics Maker on Anti-Aging Claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently (Sept. 7) warned Lancôme to stop making grand claims for several of its anti-aging products -- claims that would require the agency to approve them...

Ham and Cheese Again? Revamp your Lunch, Rethink that Sandwich

Let me guess. You, like most Americans, usually have a sandwich for lunch. Or maybe it's a panini or a wrap, if you want to get technical. Regardless, it's what you eat the majority of the time. When...

Asbestos: Cover up of a century

Thousands of innocent people die while governments do nothing to prevent it. In Darfur it's called genocide. In the case of asbestos-related deaths in the United States, it's just a statistic.

Commandments in the kitchen: Got some?

I've been perusing Alexandra Zissu's new book, The Conscious Kitchen, lately. It's a current, thoroughly-researched, user-friendly reference for buying and cooking food that's good for you and the...

Could be hard to avoid these 7 cleaning ingredients, but you should try

A few weeks ago I stood in the cleaning aisle wondering what to get. Since I'm a die-hard label reader, I grabbed some containers and turned them around so I could assess the ingredients.

Can EWG staff live a week without canned food? Can you?

In 2007 we tested canned food for BPA because the can linings contain the chemical, and we suspected it might leach into the food. And, as we all know now, it does.

BPA in canned foods: Why can some

Way back in 2007 my boss, EWG Vice-President for Research Jane Houlihan, sent me the results of canned food testing for a chemical called Bisphenol A. I hadn't previously paid much attention to this...

Can bottled water be funny? Watch this....

We all know bottled water is "the pits" (remember Erma Bombeck?), but we don't all say it like Derek. Listen up and be ready to laugh as Derek Forgie goes "inside the bottle."

Ever checked your house for chemicals?

If you've ever wondered what's toxic in your house, you'll want to watch this home walk-through with Jane Houlihan, EWG's Senior Vice-President for Research. She joins Jennifer Folsom, mom to 3 young...

3,163 ingredients hide behind the word "fragrance"

Enviroblog readers all know that "fragrance" is a term that the cosmetics, cleaning and candle industries use on ingredient lists that discloses only that there are unnamed chemicals in the product.

Rachel Carson: The woman behind the book

Known, of course, for her movement-launching 1962 book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson understood the important relationship between nature and chemicals. She raised her voice to inform others and...

Cosmetics Safety Series - Part 2: Mind the (data) gap

We think consumers deserve to know that the products and ingredients they use every day have been tested for safety.

Blogger talk: Too many chemicals in cord blood

It's true there are too many chemicals in cord blood. You know it. We know it. But who else knows it? Well now, that depends on who else is writing about it (like, say, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal)...

Twelvefold increase in suspected industrial dischargers of ‘forever chemicals’

The Environmental Working Group today released new analysis that dramatically increases an earlier estimate of the number of manufacturers and users of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that...

EWG news roundup (7/23): EWG calls for stricter wireless radiation standards, PFAS legislation advances on Capitol Hill and more

EWG news roundup (7/23): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Today the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, proposed bold new limits to regulate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water.

High Levels of Bayer’s Weedkiller Found in Hummus, Chickpeas

Independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the notorious weedkiller linked to cancer, in more than 80 percent of non-organic hummus and chickpeas...

Amazon highlights EWG VERIFIED™ products in Climate Pledge Friendly

The Environmental Working Group today is joining Amazon’s effort to fight the climate crisis by highlighting more sustainable products. The retailer is teaming up with EWG to feature cosmetics and...

Defense Department delayed PFAS cleanup, ignored health risks, Inspector General says

The Defense Department responded too slowly to the threats posed to military service members by the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS and is failing to track the health risks facing military...