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Monday, July 9, 2018

The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown. Despite studies linking radiation from existing networks to cancer in lab animals, the Federal Communications Commission and state legislators are bowing to industry lobbyists and clearing the way for the new networks.  

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Friday, July 6, 2018

EWG's News Roundup (7/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

After 18 months of ethical scandals, profligate spending of taxpayer dollars and rollbacks of public health protections, Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He leaves a legacy as unquestionably the worst head of the agency in its 48-year history, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

EWG News Roundup (6/29): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Millions of people could be exposed to potentially toxic algae blooms this July Fourth holiday.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Attached is EWG’s letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to express concern over the high level of antibiotic-resistant bacteria being detected in supermarket meat.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The latest round of tests by federal scientists found antibiotic-resistant bacteria on nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

It’s been 80 years since Congress last voted to regulate cosmetics.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

News Roundup (6/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a significant overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, the nation’s primary chemical safety law. It was the first update to the law, which was widely considered to be the least effective environmental law on the books, in 40 years.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A government report released today – which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense and the White House for fear it would cause a “public relations nightmare” – recommends a much lower safe level for toxic fluorinated, or PFAS, chemicals than the EPA’s non-enforceable health advisory level.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

According to press reports, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will appear before the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee sometime in August to answer questions about the multiple federal investigations and other scandals he faces.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An estimated 60 percent to three fourths of lower income children in California don’t get the lead poisoning tests required by state and federal law. In response, state lawmakers are taking steps to strengthen the state’s childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

News Roundup (6/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a key spending bill today that includes report language requiring the Trump administration to release a key chemical contamination study it buried.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EWG submits comments on the peer review of the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Under fire from revelations about his conflicts of interest and abuses of office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reportedly instructed his staff to go slow on complying with Freedom of Information Act requests. Given the myriad scandals that have come to light about Pruitt, it’s scary to think what else he may be trying to hide, said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

News Roundup (6/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

In his continuing crusade to prop up dying industries, President Trump wants to make Americans pay for expensive electricity from dirty, dangerous coal and nuclear power plants – even if cheaper, cleaner and safer sources are available.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

An outbreak of poisonous algae has forced officials in Salem, Ore., to warn citizens that infants, children and vulnerable adults should not drink the city’s tap water.

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