February 12, 2018

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 pregnancy, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limits for the most widespread radioactive elements are more than 40 years old. But President Trump’s nominee to be the White House environment czar rejects the need for water systems to comply even with those inadequate standards. The most common radioactive element in American tap water is radium. EWG’s analysis of test data from almost […]
October 18, 2017

Carcinogen from Farm Runoff Fouls Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – Drinking water supplies for millions of Americans in farm country are contaminated
September 6, 2017

Study Shows Hidden Carcinogen Taints Tap Water

WASHINGTON – An unregulated cancer-causing industrial solvent, which is also a hidden impurity in
August 22, 2017

EPA Chief Scraps Plan To Clean Up Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – In the face of opposition by the power industry, Environmental Protection Agency chief
August 15, 2017

Trump’s EPA Proposed Rule Puts 117 Million at Risk

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its plans to repeal the Clean Water Rule, advancing the Trump administration’s agenda to give industry and agribusiness free rein to pollute the drinking water sources of more than 100 million Americans, said EWG Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Faber. The Obama administration established the Clean Water Rule, extending the protections of the Clean Water Act to small streams. The rule is a common-sense safeguard supported by a majority of Americans. But industry and agribusiness have been pushing for years to roll back the rule and protect only the biggest streams and rivers. […]
October 9, 2016

‘Brockovich’ Carcinogen Found In Tap Water

The notorious “Erin Brockovich” carcinogen contaminates the tap water of two-thirds of Americans at levels above what scientists say is safe, according to a new EWG analysis of federal water testing data. Under an Environmental Protection Agency program, from 2013 to 2015, local water utilities took more than 60,000 water samples and found chromium-6 in more than 75 percent of samples. The EPA’s tests were spurred by a 2010 EWG investigation that found elevated levels of chromium-6 in the tap water of 31 of 35 cities sampled. EWG’s analysis of the EPA data estimates that water supplies serving 218 million […]
August 15, 2016

More Reasons to Stay Hydrated

It’s hot out there! Just a small change in dehydration is enough to affect mood, ability to concentrate, and the development of headaches. We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth? Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks zero cups of water per day, according to a study by Dr. Alyson Goodman, a medical epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Zero. She suspects that those who […]
January 26, 2016

New Breakthroughs in Food Apps

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a global consumer electronics
January 4, 2016

3 More Reasons to Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water certainly seems like a given. We all know that water is essential for health, but a lot of us (including me) just don’t make it a point to drink enough daily. For starters, water is critical for flushing out toxins, carrying nutrients to your cells, and providing a healthy environment for your ears, nose and throat. However, in this post, we’ll explore three lesser-known benefits of water that you may not be aware of (but totally should be). Water Keeps You Sharp Feeling a little dull? Check your hydration status. Research shows mild dehydration may impact short-term […]