Launched EWG VERIFIED™ program
EWG launched its new verification program to give consumers peace of mind at the point of sale. The program helps them avoid toxic, potentially harmful chemicals and contaminants commonly found in consumer goods.
Raised privacy concerns regarding FACT Act
Asbestos companies claim they need this legislation because they allege victims are committing fraud. The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, studied the trusts in 2011 and found no evidence to support the companies' accusations.
Worked with lawmakers to introduce the Feinstein-Collins cosmetics bill
A bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the FDA ensure the safety of cosmetics and other personal care products.
EWG Action Fund report on asbestos in nation’s schools spurred Senate investigation
Worked with Sen. Edward J Markey, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to begin a nationwide inquiry to see how states and schools have implemented a 1986 law designed to protect schools from asbestos.
Successfully urged cosmetics-giant to drop some parabens, formaldehyde-releasers
EWG targeted Revlon with multiple online petitions for its use of parabens and formaldehyde releasers in cosmetics. The giant corporation promptly pledged to stop using the worst of them.