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Tell the FDA: Get Lead Out of Cosmetics!

Scientists agree that there is no safe level of lead exposure for developing children. Even trace exposures can cause irreversible changes, including diminished IQ and behavioral problems.

Yet every day, millions of women get a little bit of toxic lead on their lips with every swipe of their lipstick. The FDA is proposing to allow lead in lipstick at levels that may be unsafe for pregnant women, children and teens.

Add your name to EWG’s petition and tell the FDA to protect us from lead in cosmetics!

Tell cosmetics companies: disclose fragrance ingredients

Cosmetic companies often use the word “fragrance” to hide multiple chemical ingredients, many of which are linked to allergies or other health effects.

But in a game-changing move, Unilever announced an initiative to disclose fragrance ingredients for all its products. Now it’s time for other industry leaders to follow suit.

Please sign EWG’s petition and urge personal care companies disclose fragrance ingredients!

Tell the FDA: Ban PFCs in Food Wrappers!

PFCs are a family of chemicals widely used to make nonstick coatings. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage and other serious health effects. New tests have found these fluorinated coatings in food wrappers from popular fast-food chains. It’s time that the FDA takes action to protect us from these chemicals – especially in our food.

Add your name to EWG’s petition and urge the FDA to ban PFCs from use in food wrappers!

Tell Big Food: Label GMOs!

A new bill will allow Big Food companies to use confusing QR codes to label GMOs. Several companies, including Campbell's and Mars, have announced plans to use clear, on-package labeling for products containing GMOs.

But many companies – including General Mills, Kellogg’s, Nestle, ConAgra and PepsiCo and countless others – have not publicly committed to keeping their GMO labels on the package once new GMO labeling rules are final.

Please urge these companies to label GMOs by adding your name to EWG's petition today!

Take Action: Ban endocrine-disrupting weed killer

Atrazine is one of the most widely used and most troublesome endocrine-disrupting pesticides in the U.S. More than 60 million pounds of it are sprayed on American crops each year, second to only Monstanto’s glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Europe recently banned this endocrine-disrupting weed killer and it’s time for the U.S. to follow suit.

Add your name to EWG’s petition and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to ban atrazine once and for all!


Organic agriculture preserves biodiversity, improves soil health and saves energy. But less than one percent of our farmland is dedicated to growing organic crops.

If we invested more in organic farming, we’d not only protect the environment, but we’d make organic food more affordable and accessible for everyone – meaning more clean, healthy food for our families, grown right here in the United States.

Sign EWG’s Grow Organics petition today!


Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption.

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and Drug Administration the power to review risky ingredients.

Take action now and tell your senators to support this critical piece of legislation!