We’ve created an extensive tap water database that gives you the complete picture of what's in your water. We’ve continuously supported bipartisan legislation to makeover outdated cosmetics legislation. At EWG, we put our energy and resources into providing you with breakthrough research and information you can use to make the best choices for your health.
It’s challenging work, but we’re in it to win.
Hope Grosse and Joanne Stanton are lifelong residents of the Philadelphia suburbs. In 2014, they learned that their community's drinking water had been contaminated by toxic PFAS chemicals. Now, they are raising awareness of PFAS chemicals around the country and fighting to get them out of our environment.
We’ve been making change since 1993. Explore how far we’ve come and what we’ve accomplished.
Methyl Bromide Poisoning
PFCs: Global Contaminants
House Committee Invokes Rarely Used Powers To Block Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
Suffolk County leads the nation with BPA ban
The Suffolk County Legislature has voted to ban bisphenol A, a synthetic sex hormone and plastic component, in children's products, making the Long Island county the nation's first BPA-free...
Off the Books: Industry’s Secret Chemicals
Press Release - Tests Show Notorious Carcinogen is Widespread in US Tap Water
BPA Banned in California Baby Bottles
California parents are cheering and letting out a sigh of relief with the news that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation banning the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles...
President Signs Health Care Law for Sick Lejeune Vets, Families
President Obama signed into law today the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which will provide essential health benefits to veterans and their families who were...
EWG’s Online Guide to Healthy Cleaning
Some household cleaning products can expose unsuspecting users to toxic substances linked to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, allergic reactions and even cancer.
EWG’s Food Scores Helps People Find Out What’s Really In Their Food
Today, Environmental Working Group released Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, an easy-to-use food database and mobile app that will house ratings and a vast array of other information for more than 80,000...
Coming Soon to a Store Near You: Better Sunscreens
Partisan gridlock has been rising almost as fast as the staggering rates of skin cancer diagnoses and deaths. That's why EWG is so pleased that Congress was able to come together to pass the Sunscreen...
Revlon Will Cut Out Some Parabens, Formaldehyde-releasing Chemicals
The announcement by global cosmetics giant Revlon that it is removing some long-chain parabens and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its products is a step in the right direction, EWG Executive...
BPA Designation is a Huge Victory For Californians
The decision of a scientific advisory committee to add bisphenol A, or BPA, to California's Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals is a huge victory in the fight to protect people from this harmful...
EWG VERIFIED® Takes Aim At Toxic Ingredients In Consumer Products
The EWG VERIFIED: For Your Health™ mark will help shoppers quickly and easily identify personal care products, including cosmetics, that meet EWG's strictest standards while shopping in stores and...
In 20 Years Since Landmark Law, Pesticides in Baby Food Drop Dramatically
On Aug. 3, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Food Quality Protection Act, a landmark law that required the EPA to show that all exposures to pesticides in food were safe for infants and children...
EWG's Guide to Sunscreens
Toxic Nonstick Chemicals Contaminate Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans
New research from EWG and Northeastern University in Boston uncovered highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, known as PFCs or PFASs, in the drinking water of 15 million Americans in 27 states, and from...
EWG’s Nationwide Tap Water Transparency Report is Here: New Database Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems
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...
AspenClean Brings First EWG VERIFIED® Cleaners to Consumers
Today AspenClean announced its collection of nine cleaning products that meet the Environmental Working Group's rigorous criteria for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency. These are the...
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...
EWG’s Skin Deep® Database Adds Filter To Identify Products by Black-Owned Brands
California To List Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’ as a Cause of Cancer in People
The top state scientific agency charged with protecting Californians from toxic chemicals has proposed adding the “forever chemical” PFOA to the list of substances known to the state to cause cancer...
EPA creates new PFAS council, narrows exemption for new PFAS
Watchdog coalition to hold hearing on Duke Energy’s dismal record confronting the climate emergency
Biden EPA reverses Trump ‘secret science’ rule
Bayer may end sales of toxic weedkiller Roundup for residential use
Maryland consumer protection bill becomes law
EWG launches major expansion of cosmetics science and certification programs
Amazon highlights EWG VERIFIED® products in Climate Pledge Friendly
Walmart’s Built for Better program highlights EWG VERIFIED® products
Landmark California law bans 'forever chemicals' in products for infants, children
California bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging and paper straws
FDA bans lead-based neurotoxin from consumer hair dyes
California enacts nation’s strictest limit on lead leaching from faucets
PFAS roadmap sets new direction for EPA
Court of appeal rejects California’s blanket approval of pesticide spraying
Biden administration launches new federal purchasing policy to spur alternatives to “forever chemicals”
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.
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