We're advocates who won't quit. We're scientists that find solutions. We're people trying to make the safest choices for our health. At the Environmental Working Group, we believe that you should have easy access to the information you need to make smart, healthy choices. It’s this belief that inspired our president and co-founder, Ken Cook, to create EWG.
Since 1993, we've worked tirelessly to protect public health. Whether it's spotlighting harmful industry standards, speaking out against outdated government legislation or empowering consumers with breakthrough education and research, we're in this fight.
And we're not going anywhere.
How do you get to know your environment? What does it mean to protect your health? How do we get answers to questions about the goods we need to survive?
These are big questions, and we’ve spent the last three decades finding answers to help you make informed choices to live a healthy life.
Since 1993, the Environmental Working Group has shined a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment.
Whether it’s on Capitol Hill or in communities across America, we make our voices heard, changing the debate over environmental health and putting the most important people – you and your family – at the center of the conversation.
EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers and communications and data experts work tirelessly to reform our nation’s broken chemical safety and agricultural laws. We push industries to adopt our standards and stand against chemicals of concern. We educate consumers with actionable information and inspire demand for safer products.
When government and industry won’t stand up for our public health, we’re there.
California First State To Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Cosmetics
In a major victory for the movement for safer cosmetics, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Assembly Bill 2762, into law. This is the nation's first state-level ban...
EWG VERIFIED® Diapers Launches Nationwide With New Healthynest Diapers
Today the Environmental Working Group published a new comprehensive Guide to Safer Diapers, an analysis of the chemicals and materials used in baby diapers, to help parents and caregivers sort through...
FDA Bans 7 Cancer-Causing Food Additives Found in Popular Foods
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 co-founder and president Ken Cook explains a short history of the Environmental Working Group and his vision for EWG in the next 20 years.
Through generous support from private foundations, individuals, online donors and socially responsible companies, we help people live healthier lives.
We’ll help you become the go-to expert on wellness and health, empowering you with information to take action and inspire others.
Want to learn more? We’ve got answers. Connect with our team of scientists, engineers and policy experts to get the information you need.