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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Third-graders’ reading scores in Flint, Mich., have dropped dramatically since the city’s crisis of lead contamination in drinking water began, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press and The New Republic.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tests by drinking water utilities serving 1.8 million Americans in 45 states detected lead above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest available federal data.

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Children's Health
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Friday, February 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (2/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Friday, February 9, 2018

No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by EWG were the first to find BPA in the umbilical cords of nine of 10 infants sampled.
 

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would mandate warnings for cosmetics marketed to children that might contain asbestos.

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News Release
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A leading lobbyist for the coal and oil industries, who is a staunch climate change skeptic, is a step away from being second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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News Release
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of two proposed No Significant Risk Levels for bromochloroacetic acid and bromodichloroacetic acid. EWG also urges OEHHA to develop public health goal

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in support of the state’s proposal to lower the Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOS in drinking water.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, February 5, 2018

If the Environmental Working Group were to assign a book for parents and expectant parents, it would be “Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

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News and Analysis
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Friday, February 2, 2018

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

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News and Analysis
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Data from the largest-ever study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms evidence that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer in humans and may harm children’s health.

 
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News Release
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Northwest Illinois is one of the nation’s most productive corn-growing regions. But the heavy use of fertilizer and manure on corn fields leads to nitrate pollution in many communities’ tap water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Thursday, February 1, 2018

In December 2015, the 1,500 residents of Erie, Ill., received a warning that the community’s tap water should not be given to babies under 6 months old, or used to mix formula or juice for those infants.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A new EWG analysis of state records shows that each year between 2012 and 2016, almost three-fourths of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state-run low-income health insurance program, were not tested for lead in their blood.

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News Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In September, EWG reported that each year about a third of California toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal don’t receive lead testing required by law. But the problem is much worse than we estimated.

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News and Analysis
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In his Senate testimony today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt displayed complete contempt for the mission of the department he leads, as well as its efforts to protect human health and the environment, said EWG President Ken Cook.

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News Release
Friday, January 26, 2018

The rejection of dirty and expensive coal power is accelerating worldwide. Yet the Trump administration continues its desperate attempts to keep a dying industry on life support.

 

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Friday, January 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (1/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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News and Analysis
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Friday, January 26, 2018

With these comments, EWG advises the Environmental Protection Agency to not focus its limited time and resources protecting the bottom lines of chemical companies by creating long lists of “low-priority” chemicals.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Friday, January 26, 2018

Theirs aren’t the only faces in Trump’s gallery of regulatory rogues. One year into Trump’s war on public health, here’s a closer look.

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Planet Trump
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