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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Manufacturers of the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS may have scored a big win if key provisions to reduce releases and clean up these contaminants from drinking water sources were scrapped from a final defense spending bill before Congress.

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News Release
Thursday, November 21, 2019

EWG has submitted detailed technical comments to the National Toxicology Program regarding the draft report for PFOA carcinogenicity studies.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-dupont..., producer and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo joined Environmental Working Group, other public interest groups and advocates on Capitol Hill today in calling on Congress to protect Americans from toxic "forever chemicals" that contaminate drinking water, food, personal care products and more than 1,000 communities nationwide.

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News Release
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Trump administration announced in a document posted Thursday that it plans to weaken environmental safeguards for atrazine, a weedkilling pesticide linked to birth defects and cancer in humans.

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News Release
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A highly toxic Teflon chemical has been detected in the drinking water sources serving President Trump and other members of the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J., according to a new analysis of water utility tests by the Environmental Working Group and first reported on by Politico.

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News Release
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in almost 200 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG.

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News and Analysis
Article
Friday, November 1, 2019

Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency had a bold idea: Require water companies to run the nation’s most polluted tap water through the treatment plant equivalent of a Brita water pitcher.

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News and Analysis
Article
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Public water utilities in Kentucky have detected toxic perfluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in the drinking water sources for roughly 800,000 residents, according to an analysis by Environmental Working Group of recent utility tests from all 50 states.

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News Release
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Filtering your drinking water is a good step to take to protect children’s health from pollutants in tap water.

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Children's Health
Article
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Just because your community’s tap water gets a passing grade from the government does not mean it’s safe

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News Release
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A sample of residential tap water in Louisville, Ky, contained 10 different compounds in the family of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, according to laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, October 17, 2019

State regulators announced steps on Wednesday to reduce the risks of lead exposure faced by young children in day care facilities across California. In a public hearing, the State Water Resources Board agreed to adopt a goal of reducing lead in centers’ drinking water to no more than 1 part per billion, or ppb. The board’s decision represents the toughest action in the country to date on this issue.

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News Release
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Designating the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” is critical to cleaning up legacy contamination of a chemical linked to cancer.

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News and Analysis
Article
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for regulating lead in drinking water will leave millions of American children exposed to dangerous levels of the highly potent neurotoxin, which can cause permanent brain damage, warned the Environmental Working Group.

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News Release
Thursday, October 10, 2019

EWG submitted detailed comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the draft report “Achieving the Human Right to Water in California: An Assessment of the State’s Community Water Systems.” 

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
Monday, October 7, 2019

EWG has found 508 news reports about algae blooms in the country’s lakes, ponds and rivers so far this year – 18 percent more than the 429 we found in the same period last year.

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AgMag
Article
Thursday, October 3, 2019

One of the largest U.S. chemical companies, which for decades knowingly poisoned its own workers and drinking water supplies near its factories with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, is fighting one state’s efforts to protect the public from these dangerous compounds.

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News Release
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Many of the nation’s highest levels of groundwater contamination with PFAS – highly toxic fluorinated chemicals linked to increased risk of cancer and other diseases – have been found at military sites, according to federal data obtained and analyzed by EWG.

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News and Analysis
Article
Monday, September 30, 2019

An order issued today by a federal judge allows a class action case against 3M, DowDuPont, Chemours and six other companies to proceed when he denied every motion to dismiss the case brought by these chemical corporations responsible for producing toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS.

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News Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Environmental Working Group urges the California State Water Resources Control Board to address per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, in drinking water as a class.

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Testimonies & Official Correspondence

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