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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

“Lose weight.” “Exercise.” “Save money.”

Those annual post-holiday, guilt-fueled mantras aren’t only tiresome but are also usually doomed to fail. Eighty percent of resolutions fail just weeks into the new year. That’s not surprising: They may seem simple, but they usually mean sustaining major lifestyle changes over the long haul.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Another 12 months is just about in the books. It was full of moments that impacted health and the environment in a variety of ways. From clean water to Kavanaugh, from Pruitt to “poop lagoons,” EWG has been with you every step of the way, keeping you in the know. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the most popular stories.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

News Roundup (12/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The long-awaited plan by the Trump administration to “wage a war against lead” and protect children from exposure to the potent neurotoxin is a woefully unacceptable response to this public health crisis, said Environmental Working Group.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

News Roundup (12/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Kids spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, often playing with toys and games they frequently put in their mouths. But playthings can release harmful chemicals such as hormone-disrupting phthalates and fire retardants, maybe even lead paint. In fact, one study showed that some toys released volatile organic compounds – airborne chemicals known as VOCs – at two to seven times the amount generally considered low emitting.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Court documents obtained by the Environmental Working Group detail shockingly lax oversight by state inspectors of North Carolina’s animal factory farms.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a right-wing policy shop that brings together conservative state lawmakers and corporations to develop model legislation that promotes what ALEC calls “principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism.” 

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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

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Friday, December 7, 2018

North Carolina’s dense concentration of approximately 6,500 confined animal feeding operations, often called CAFOs, annually generate two million tons of dry chicken waste and 10 billion gallons of liquified hog waste, enough to fill more than 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Once you’ve tackled your home’s entryways and living room, you’ve already taken significant steps toward improving your indoor air quality. Now you may be ready for an even bigger challenge: the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room.

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Children's Health
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

A new study from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency found toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals at high levels in nearly one-third of the cosmetics products it tested.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

In much of the country, winter means you can’t let fresh air into your house. But without it, the quality of the air inside your home goes down.  

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Children's Health
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to a new investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Environmental Working Group.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to a new investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Environmental Working Group. The state estimates it spent $11 million disposing of dead poultry following the hurricane.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Last night, the reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” featured Kourtney Kardashian describing her routine use of EWG’s Healthy Living app and our consumer databases like Skin Deep® to score the personal care products and the food she chooses for her family.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

After a career as a coal lobbyist and five months as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler has been tapped by President Trump to be the agency’s next administrator.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Cities across the nation are fighting a provision in the House of Representatives’ version of the federal farm bill that would block cities, counties and school districts from restricting the use of toxic pesticides on playgrounds and parks.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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