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The Public Isn’t Getting Knowledge of Toxic Chemicals

In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general issued an emergency alert today

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170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Water

WASHINGTON – Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today. Radiation in tap water is a serious health threat, especially during … Continue reading

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Can McDonald’s French Fries Help You Grow Hair?

OK guys, before you go racing off to a drive-through near you, read this carefully: Japanese scientists

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New Rules Enhance Harm From Toxic Chemicals

SAN FRANCISCO – Earthjustice — on behalf of the Environmental Working Group and organizations representing consumers, people from low-income communities of color, Alaska Natives, parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, workers, and scientists — has brought two suits … Continue reading

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EWG Surveys Personal Care Product Companies

  WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group is surveying U.S. makers of personal care products to ask

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Toxic Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

WASHINGTON – New research based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals. EWG’s report supplements a new peer-reviewed study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, … Continue reading

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Fragrance Ingredients About To Become Public

WASHINGTON – For decades, federal regulations have let companies use the word “fragrance”

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Carcinogens Lurking In Consumer Goods

WASHINGTON – Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency named the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate under the new Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the first update since 1976 of the nation’s primary toxic substances … Continue reading

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