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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) have reintroduced a bill to help veterans, service members and their families with health problems potentially triggered by exposure to the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

More than 40 nations have banned or restricted more than 1,400 chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. So why are chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive harm still turning up in cosmetics sold in California?

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Monday, April 8, 2019

In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general issued an emergency alert today warning that the agency had failed to provide the public all the available data regarding toxic chemical releases into communities throughout the nation.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler made the rounds of Capitol Hill this week, displaying twice his questionable commitment to protecting Americans’ public health.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Today Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), with members of the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force, introduced the Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS Act. This legislation will ensure that veterans and their families exposed to toxic fluorinated compounds at military installations get the health care services and benefits they need through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Trump administration plans to let the pork industry take over inspections of meat from industrial-scale hog farms, including all tests for deadly pathogens that sicken half a million Americans a year, according to The Washington Post.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A House committee is expected to approve legislation today to require the Trump administration to produce a plan to meet America’s international commitments to fighting climate change. 

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Energy
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In testimony today before a Senate appropriations committee, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler refused to support banning asbestos, one of the deadliest known carcinogens, and dodged questions about the health risks of PFAS chemicals, which have contaminated drinking water nationwide.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Outbreaks of toxic algae in U.S. waterways usually happen in warmer months. But in a sign that the problem is growing worse, algae blooms were reported in December in Michigan and Washington state, with another reported in Florida during the first days of spring.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In testimony before a House committee today, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler defended President Trump’s proposed 31 percent budget cut to the agency.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Between 2012 and 2016, at least 30 new fluorinated chemicals, commonly called PFAS, were produced in significant volumes, according to Environmental Protection Agency data analyzed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, a second jury in eight months found that glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer. The plaintiff in the case was awarded $80 million in damages after arguing the herbicide played a role in the development of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

On Thursday, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and a dozen of his fellow senators introduced legislation to ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that can harm children’s brains and nervous systems. But if the Trump administration had listened to Environmental Protection Agency scientists, the legislation wouldn’t be needed.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) and Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) introduced bipartisan legislation to sample water for contamination with the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

10 food manufacturers and retailers have joined EWG’s petition to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide’s use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Today, a second jury in less that 8 months found Bayer-Monsanto’s signature weedkiller Roundup responsible for causing cancer.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

More than ever, Americans want to know everything about our food, cosmetics, cleaners and other everyday products we bring into our homes.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Under pressure from Environmental Working Group and Capitol Hill lawmakers, the Army today agreed to waive its fee of almost $300,000 to process a public records request seeking information about fluorinated chemical contamination at military installations.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

The same day that a second jury in seven months found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, causes cancer, Los Angeles County banned any further use of the toxic weedkiller by all county departments.

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