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Thursday, August 15, 2019

President Trump toured a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania Tuesday, supposedly to promote his economic agenda. According to reports, he went off script quite a bit – but one thing he definitely didn’t talk about was his administration’s record on chemical safety.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Microcystins are poisonous toxins that can form in blooms of blue-green algae. In recent years, algae blooms – actually microscopic bacteria called cyanobacteria – have erupted in hundreds of lakes nationwide, putting at risk Americans whose drinking water comes from those lakes, or who swim, ski or fish in them. If ingested, microcystins can cause adverse health effects in people and animals, ranging from skin rashes to serious illness and even death.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Thursday, August 8, 2019

In 2011, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., fell “deathly sick” from a severe upper respiratory illness after swimming in a lake infected with toxic algae. Inhofe, a notorious science-denying patron of corporate polluters, laughed it off as “the environment strikes back.”

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Federal and state tests have found dangerous toxins, common in outbreaks of blue-green algae, in hundreds of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water nationwide – yet authorities are doing little to notify and protect Americans, according to a new analysis and map from the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The recent discovery of fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in food packaging should serve as a reminder that our diets are as big a source as drinking water of these toxic compounds in our bodies.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

EWG News Roundup (8/2): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

European food safety regulators have found there is no safe level of exposure for a brain-damaging pesticide President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency recently refused to ban.

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News Release
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

When it comes to household waste, we all know the mantra: Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer is the season for enjoying the outdoors, but as cases of diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites continue to rise, Americans must remain vigilant about protecting themselves by using an appropriate and effective bug repellent

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Defense Department will establish a new task force to address drinking water contamination from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS at military facilities and in nearby communities, according to a news release by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

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News Release
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for their hearing pertaining to PFAS contamination and the need for corporate accountability

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In 2001, attorney Robert Bilott filed a federal class-action suit against DuPont for polluting the drinking water of more than 70,000 people in and around Parkersburg, W.Va., with PFOA, a Teflon chemical known within the company as C8. Bilott also wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency, supplying thousands of documents detailing DuPont’s decades-long coverup of the hazards of PFOA.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according to an annual air pollution report released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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News Release
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency said today.

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News Release
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

EWG has submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration about the agency can improve sunscreen safety and effectiveness.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, July 15, 2019

You may know that many conventional oat cereals contain troubling amounts of the carcinogenic pesticide glyphosate. But another toxic pesticide may be contaminating your kids’ breakfast.

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Children's Health
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Friday, July 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (7/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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