Successes

EWG VERIFIED™ hits big box stores nationwide

December 2018

In a breakthrough move, Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both personal care and household cleaning products, has launched two Herbal Essences shampoos, formulated to meet EWG’s rigorous criteria for transparency and health and earn the EWG VERIFIED™ mark.

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Analyzed K-beauty skincare trends

December 2018

An EWG analysis of serums and essences, popularized by Korean beauty, or K-Beauty, finds that about 40 percent of the products were formulated with less hazardous ingredients. U.S. sales of K-beauty products have increased by almost 300 percent in the past two years. 

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Surveyed the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

November 2018

The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to an investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and EWG.

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EWG featured on an episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

November 2018

A Season 15 episode of the reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” featured Kourtney Kardashian describing her routine use of EWG’s Healthy Living app and our consumer databases, like Skin Deep®, to rate the personal care products she chooses for her family.

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Detailed hormone-disrupting water contaminant fouling water across the Corn Belt

November 2018

Seasonal spikes of atrazine – a weedkiller that can disrupt hormones and harm developing fetuses – contaminate drinking water in corn-growing areas of the Midwest and beyond, according to an analysis of federal records by EWG.

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Tests show that weedkiller concentrations can outweigh some vitamins in kids' foods

October 2018

Tests found more of the weedkiller glyphosate than of some vitamins in samples of oat-based breakfast cereals marketed to children, an EWG analysis shows.

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FDA bans neurotoxin from consumer hair dyes

October 2018

The FDA banned the use of toxic lead acetate in consumer hair dyes such as Grecian Formula, the agency announced today. Lead acetate is the active ingredient that slowly darkens gray hair when used every few days and can increase the level of lead in users’ bodies.

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Conducted a second round of glyphosate tests of kids’ cereals

October 2018

A second round of tests commissioned by EWG found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children.

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FDA bans 7 cancer-causing food additives

October 2018

Under pressure from EWG and other environmental and public health groups, the FDA has banned seven substances used in artificial flavors that have been linked to cancer in animals.

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Congress passes bill to restrict a major cause of PFAS water contamination

October 2018

Congress passed legislation that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not contain the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.

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