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, May 06, 2009
Mercury in Fish Predicted To Soar
A landmark study by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.eenews.net/public/ 25/10743/features/documents/ 2009/05/01/document_gw_03.pdf> and universities in the U.S.
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Friday, May 01, 2009
Pollution Found in Five Extraordinary Women Leaders
An unprecedented two-year study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), funded by Rachel’s Network <http://www.ewg.org/report/ Pollution-in-5-Extraordinary- Women> and conducted by four independent research laboratories in the United States, Canada and The Netherlands has documented up to 48 toxic chemicals in the blood of five prominent minority women leaders in the environmental justice movement from Texas, Louisiana, California and Wisconsin.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
CDC: Rocket Fuel Chemical in Most Powdered Infant Formula
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that 15 brands of powdered infant formula are contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component detected in drinking water in 28 states and territories. The two most contaminated brands, made from cow's milk, accounted for 87 percent of the U.S. powdered formula market in 2000, the scientists said.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
EWG Updates The Pesticide Shopper’s Guide
Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) popular Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides has a new look -- and an updated list of fruits and vegetables for consumers who aim to reduce their families’ exposure to pesticides.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
EWG Asks EPA Chief To Support Toxics Reform Bill
Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook today urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to support The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act <http://www.ewg.org/kidsafe> , a proposed reform of U.S. toxic chemical controls to be reintroduced in coming weeks in both the House and Senate.
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Friday, February 06, 2009
Everything but the Bow: Bush Handed DuPont Goodbye Gift Over Toxic Teflon Chem
­ The Charleston Gazette <http://www.ewg.org/node/ 27588> reports today that in the last weeks of the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quietly handed DuPont Co. a three-year extension to complete tests on a toxic DuPont product mandated by a 2005 legal settlement.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Lipstick Chemicals Declared Toxic by Canadian Gov’t
­ While it's common to see lipstick sales jump during an economic recession, the current global financial crisis may not produce the same result in Canada where the government today declared two chemicals used in lipstick and other personal care products to be toxic.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
UCLA study: U.S. Women at Greater Risk from Teflon Chemical
A major new study published yesterday in Human Reproduction, a European reproductive medicine journal, has found that pregnant women and women of child-bearing age in the United States are at greater risk than previously thought for infertility and reproductive problems as result of exposure to the toxic Teflon chemical PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).
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Friday, January 09, 2009
Bush EPA Shirks Responsibility Over Perchlorate Contamination
In a last-ditch effort to avoid regulating widespread perchlorate contamination of drinking water, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for yet another blue-ribbon study of the toxic rocket fuel component and widespread pollutant.
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