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Does DMDM hydantoin really cause hair loss? Here’s what you need to know

DMDM hydantoin, a preservative in shampoos, conditioners and other water-based personal care products, is the focus of several class-action lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and Unilever claiming...

So what products CAN we use?

Every time a report is released that reveals toxics in our consumer products, it's only natural to wonder what you can buy once you've learned what you can't.

What's going on with toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

It's a question most people are surprised by, in a "Huh, that's something I need to think about?" way. Check out this new video from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of nonprofits, co...

Earth Day: If you've done one thing, you've done something.

Of course it shouldn't take the arrival of Earth Day to spur us to greater greenness. But the truth of it is, it works. Last year, it was on Earth Day that I (finally!) committed to taking my kids to...

Daniel Goleman: Access to info will make all the difference

Well-known author and psychologist Daniel Goleman suggests that if we consumers have more easily-accessible information about the products we buy, we'll be better prepared to make choices that...

Not in my cosmetics: The Series

If you love EWG's Skin Deep database, then this series is for you. If you've never even heard of our Skin Deep database, this series is also for you. And for pretty much anyone else on the planet who...

Looking For Healthier Cosmetics? Shop EWG VERIFIED™!

The shampoo you buy at your local drug store must be free of toxic chemicals and safe to use, right? Wrong.

Healthy Home Tip: Green cleaning this spring

Spring has sprung, so here at EWG our "to do" list now includes a little spring cleaning. Green cleaning, of course. Why green?

EWG VERIFIED™ Found in Big Box Stores Nationwide

Most personal care products sold on store shelves today are made with chemicals introduced to the market decades ago. The vast majority of those ingredients have not been tested for safety, and many...

EWG news roundup (10/28): Industry sidesteps EPA’s PFAS reporting requirements, face paint and food chemicals spark Halloween scares and more

EWG news roundup (10/28): ​​​​​​​Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Trump’s USDA Sent Farm Subsidies to Richest Farmers, Environmental Racism in America and More

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Black-Owned-Brand Filter Added to Skin Deep® Database, EWG Calls on EPA To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide and More

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG news roundup (6/10): FDA seeks to limit BPA in food packaging, rooftop solar soars this year and more

EWG news roundup (6/10): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Michelle Pfeiffer Launches Henry Rose Collection of Fine Fragrances

Today Michelle Pfeiffer launched Henry Rose, a new collection of five distinct scents that meets the Environmental Working Group's rigorous criteria for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency...

With EWG VERIFIED™, Shoppers Can Avoid Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics

The EWG VERIFIED™ program now features 833 top-rated personal care and cosmetics products, allowing consumers to quickly spot items that meet stringent ingredient and transparency requirements.

EWG News Roundup (9/25): EWG Calls for CDC Director To Resign, Farmer Bailout and Covid-19 Payments Flowing to Rich Farmers and More

EWG News Roundup (9/25): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.