Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DARK Act Blocks States From Mandating GMO Labeling
A bill expected to be introduced today by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block states from requiring labeling on genetically modified food, and also hamper any U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to mandate labeling nationwide, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement. “More than...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Groups Join Voices Against Industry Chemicals Bill
A growing chorus is speaking out against legislation to update federal chemical safety law that was introduced last week by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La. The industry-backed bill would retain the existing weak safety standard for toxic chemicals and limit the ability of states to...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
EWG Welcomes Boxer-Markey Bill To Fix Badly Broken Chemical Safety Law
Legislation introduced today by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Edward Markey, D-Mass., to fix the nation’s badly broken and outdated chemical safety law would be a major step in ensuring that Americans, especially children, are protected from toxic substances, Environmental Working Group said...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Chemical Industry Spending Surges to Support Sham Reform
Updated data from the Center for Responsive Politics and lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress show that the American Chemistry Council, along with chemical giants Dow, Dupont, BASF, 3M, Honeywell and Koch Industries, spent $69 million in 2014 to lobby legislators – up from $62.9 million in...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Apples Top Dirty Dozen List for Fifth Year in a Row
Apples, peaches, and nectarines topped EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM list of the dirtiest, or most pesticide-contaminated, fruits and vegetables, a new analysis of U.S. government data found. Apples turned up with the highest number of pesticides for the fifth year in a row...
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Consumer Pressure Leads Avon To Phase Out Antibacterial Chemical
The decision by Avon, one of the world’s largest beauty product manufacturers, to remove the antibacterial chemical triclosan from its products is “the latest example of how consumer pressure can improve product safety and change the marketplace,” Environmental Working Group said in a statement today.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
EWG Issues Guide to Men’s Environmental Health
Toxic substances in drinking water, food, food packaging and personal care products, as well as exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, have all been linked to serious health problems that affect many American men. Now a new guide from Environmental Working Group offers simple steps that men can take to reduce the risks.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
'Yoga Mat' Chemical Found in nearly 500 Foods
The controversial “yoga mat” chemical that Vani Hari, creator of FoodBabe.com , campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Cell Phone Radiation Varies By Wireless Carrier
In recent years, a series of studies have shown that a consumer’s choice of wireless carrier may be more important than the cell phone itself in determining how much radiation will reach the user, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Environmental Working Group .
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Monday, October 28, 2013
EWG's “Dirty Dozen” List of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
The Environmental Working Group and the Keep A Breast Foundation today released a guide to educate consumers about some of the most problematic hormone-altering chemicals that people are routinely exposed to.
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