Unveiled the 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
Kale was found to have higher levels and a greater number of pesticide residues than nearly all other produce found on supermarket shelves, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 Dirty Dozen™.
Found PFAS chemicals tainting the water of more than 100 military bases
Water sampled on or near at least 106 military sites was contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, above what EPA considers safe, according to Department of Defense data analyzed by EWG. But that’s only the tip of a toxic iceberg.
FDA proposes sunscreen regulations in a major win for public health
The FDA released a proposal for updated sunscreen regulations – a big step toward protecting public health by bringing significant improvements to the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens sold in the U.S.
Unilever announces full fragrance transparency
EWG applauded personal care products giant Unilever for making good on its commitment to give consumers information about fragrance ingredients across its 15 brands of cosmetics and personal care products.
EWG VERIFIED™ hits big box stores nationwide
In a breakthrough move, Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both personal care and household cleaning products, has launched two Herbal Essences shampoos, formulated to meet EWG’s rigorous criteria for transparency and health and earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark.
Analyzed K-beauty skincare trends
An EWG analysis of serums and essences, popularized by Korean beauty, or K-Beauty, finds that about 40 percent of the products were formulated with less hazardous ingredients. U.S. sales of K-beauty products have increased by almost 300 percent in the past two years.
Surveyed the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to an investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and EWG.
EWG featured on an episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
A Season 15 episode of the reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” featured Kourtney Kardashian describing her routine use of EWG’s Healthy Living app and our consumer databases, like Skin Deep®, to rate the personal care products she chooses for her family.
Detailed hormone-disrupting water contaminant fouling water across the Corn Belt
Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weedkiller that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by EWG.