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Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.

Friday, March 6, 2020

EWG News Roundup (3/6): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

EWG submitted comments to the state of California in support of OEHHA’s proposed public health goals for haloacetic acid disinfection byproducts in drinking water.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Scientists at the Environmental Working Group and Indiana University have for the first time conducted a review of 26 fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, and found that all display at least one characteristic of known human carcinogens.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Nitrate contamination of drinking water is getting worse in much of rural Minnesota, an Environmental Working Group analysis of state data found.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Friday, February 28, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing multiple criminal inquiries into corporations that manufacture the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to a report by Bloomberg Environment.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will take long overdue next steps toward a drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS, two of the most toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, is more weak tea from an agency that for decades has ignored the threats posed by these “forever” chemicals.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Under pressure from Congress, today the Environmental Protection Agency took the next step towards setting legal limits for two fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in drinking water.

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News Release
Thursday, February 20, 2020

In honor of Cancer Prevention Awareness month, EWG board member Meg Hirshberg wrote about the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a lifestyle transformation program she co-founded for cancer survivors and those who seek to reduce their risk of chronic illness.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Studies of the health hazards of toxic algae blooms have focused largely on the danger of direct contact with contaminated water in lakes, rivers and the ocean. Now a new study shows that even airborne exposure to the bacteria from a toxic bloom could also pose a risk.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

On Tuesday the California Senate introduced two bills to address the growing contamination crisis of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. One bill would ban the chemicals in firefighting foam – one of the largest sources of PFAS contamination – and the other would expand the state’s program to test water for many more formulations of the chemicals.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal, released today, seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and other agencies, and shows the administration’s continuing indifference to growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

EWG News Roundup (2/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Today the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Envirionmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.

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Reports & Consumer Guides
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo and EWG president and co-founder Ken Cook today praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking bold action to reduce PFAS pollution.

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News Release
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The number of large concentrated animal feeding operations, or large CAFOs, in Iowa increased nearly fivefold in the past two decades, a new study from Environmental Working Group reveals, with almost all of the growth from big hog-feeding operations.

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