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NBC Nightly News talks cell phone radiation

Last week, EWG released a report about exposure to cell phone radiation. Today, its author, EWG Senior Scientist Olga Naidenko, PhD, testifies in Congress about the issue.

Californians say: Make our kids BPA-free

Over 100 California moms rallied in Sacramento on August 26th to send a message to their state Assembly.

Sunscreen series: Does sunscreen use prevent skin cancer?

Sunburns are inconvenient and sometimes painful, but they always seem to go away in a few days. Melanoma on quite the other hand, is not something that I want to mess with.

Poor and uninsured. Sound familiar?

We all know that rich and poor are differently affected by things in life. That fact is no different when we talk about the climate change, an issue that affects all of us. In fact, not only are they...

CPSC: Last person out the door, hit the lights

What’s been happening over at the ol’ Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ) since the Giants beat the Patriots in last Sunday’s Superbowl? Not much. On Monday, the CSPC lost virtually all...

EWG applauds CPSC's move toward safer furniture

After a decade delay, CPSC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last Friday that would set new fire retardant standards for home furniture. In a rare victory for public health the rules would...

Sky-high lead levels in Galveston, TX

In Galveston, Texas, as many as one in five children have blood lead levels elevated enough to cause learning disabilities. One in five. Can you even imagine? But to date, not a single thing has been...

EWG serves up Mixed Greens

Okay people, get excited: EWG has a brand new podcast. Mixed Greens is your environmental health news update, featuring inside info from our staff of scientists and researchers and hosted by yours...

EnviroHealth in Blogs: What's green and fits in a manila envelope?

A little light reading for your mid-week enjoyment. John DeFore of Green Right Now is reporting that three federal agencies have made a commitment to choose EPEAT-certified computers from now on. NASA...

Air pollution linked to genetic mutations in mice

Okay, so you know that breathing polluted air is bad for your heart and, of course, your lungs. But did you know it might be bad for your swimmers, too ? In a study performed in an industrial Canadian...

SMM: Do you feel pretty?

How can you turn $10 into $50,000 and help us expand Skin Deep all at the same time? One of the amazing things about the internet in general, and social media in particular, is the way in which...

What have they been waiting for?

Readers Dear- spotty internet access while traveling this week has led to an unfortunate dearth of posts, for which I apologize. I'm visiting family and friends in New England, New York, and New...

Toxic parties? You bet.

I'm a veteran of many a house party for change - and a big fan of the concept. In fact, I got started in online activism at a friend's Moms Rising house party, where we watched a short film and...

Cloud over BPA grows as

The country's top endocrine scientists have declared the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and other environmental pollutants shown to disrupt the endocrine system to be a "significant concern...

The week from hell for BPA

Beginning last weekend, the food and chemical industries began what could only be described as a "week from hell."

June 5th is World Environment Day: So watch this movie

To spur action on the 37th World Environment Day (yes, it was Friday, June 5th), Yann Arthus-Bertrand wrote a 'hymn for the planet. This 2-minute trailer will have you running to the theater.

No more tears......just cancer causing chemicals

Baby products should not contain toxic ingredients, according to common sense as well as 40 + organizations lead by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) co-founded Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Crying Wolf: Climate Change Will Cost Farmers Far More Than a Climate Bill

Farm industry leaders and their supporters in Congress are trying to derail climate change legislation by insisting that the House-passed bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), will...

Chlorinated tap water called risk for pregnant women

San Francisco Chronicle, Jane Kay Published January 9, 2002 Pregnant women who drink chlorinated tap water face a higher risk of miscarriage and birth defects in their newborns despite tougher new...

Sen. Feingold Introduces Small Farmer, Taxpayer, Water Resource Protection Bill

US Fed News Published May 24, 2005 The office of Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., issued the following press release: Sen. Russ Feingold has introduced legislation that could help save $2.5 billion over...

Valley Farms 'Double Dipping' Subsidies

Fresno Bee, Dennis Pollock and Robert Rodriguez Published August 2, 2005 Many farms in California's Central Valley Water Project are "double dipping" in taxpayer pockets by using subsidized water to...

Study: Calif. Farms Get Millions in Federal Water and Crop Subsidies

Associated Press, Terence Chea Published August 2, 2005 Some of California's largest farms receive millions of dollars in federal subsidies by "double dipping" - using government-subsidized water to...

With Water in Mind

Minneapolis Star Tribune Published September 18, 2006 The idea that agriculture has become a major source of pollution in the Mississippi River will startle many Midwesterners. But it's no surprise to...

Farm Subsidies Lead to Ocean Pollution, Researchers Say

New Standard, Jessica Azulay Published April 11, 2006 Every summer, a huge swell of algae spreads through the Gulf of Mexico and then dies, smothering aquatic life in its wake. Scientists have...