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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Attached are EWG’s comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its draft toxicological assessments of GenX, the PFOA replacement chemicals, and PFBS. EWG commends the agency and the IRIS program but urges the EPA to establish health-protect

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Friday, January 18, 2019

EWG News Roundup (1/18): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Attached are submitted by the Environmental Working Group to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion proposing six new objectives in the topic areas of environmental health and cancer for the

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, January 18, 2019

Concern among members of Congress over the Trump administration’s implementation of the updated federal chemicals law burst across the aisle this week, with both the top Republican and Democrat on a key House environment subcommittee calling for oversight hearings.

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News Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019

A new analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe documents the diametrically different approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization took when determining the cancer risk from exposure to Monsanto’s weedkiller, glyphosate.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, told a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he doesn’t consider climate change “the greatest crisis” facing the nation but rather “a huge issue that has to be addressed globally.”

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News Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Andrew Wheeler faces a Senate panel confirmation hearing Wednesday for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a six-month tenure as acting administrator that was marked by the rollback of environmental and public health protections.

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News Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Under President Trump and Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency has cut back criminal action against polluters to the lowest levels since the Reagan administration, according to an analysis of federal data.

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News Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

You’ve tackled the more obvious sources of airborne pollutants in your home. Now it’s time to poke around your home's behind-the-scenes spaces to eliminate them there as well.

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Children's Health
Article
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced legislation Monday to classify the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund toxics law, which would be an important step toward cleaning up the widespread contamination by these compounds across the nation.

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News Release
Friday, January 11, 2019

EWG News Roundup (1/11): Here’s some more news you can use going into the weekend

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News and Analysis
Article
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

President Trump today officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for the coal and chemical industries, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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News Release
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Trump administration will no longer pursue plans allowing farm operators to let minors spray toxic pesticides on crops.

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News Release
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

In its guidelines for addressing cleanup of groundwater and military and industrial sites contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency is recommending a limit 10 times higher than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe is safe for human health.

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News Release
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Trump administration is likely to allow methylene chloride, a dangerous chemical that can kill a person on contact, to remain an ingredient in paint stripper products for commercial use. The decision would be a significant retreat from a ban on the chemical for both commercial and consumer use proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency two years ago.

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News Release
Monday, January 7, 2019

For more than 50 years, Art Sullivan has worked as a coal miner, mine manager and industry consultant in the U.S. and around the world. When CNN asked him about President Trump’s promises to miners that he will save their jobs, Sullivan was blunt:

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News Release
Friday, January 4, 2019

News Roundup (1/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Alexandra Dunn to be assistant administrator in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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News Release
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Far more American children die working in agriculture than in any other industry, and thousands more are injured while working on farms, according to a recent little-noticed report by the investigative arm of Congress. Yet the Trump administration wants to relax farmworker safety rules to allow kids as young as 16 to spray dangerous pesticides on crops.

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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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Children's Health
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