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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Friday, April 28, 2017
Trump’s EPA Solicits Ideas on How Polluters Can Attack Water Protections
The Trump administration is holding a meeting next week to look for ways to let polluters dump more toxic contaminants into the nation’s drinking water. Americans who want clean water can also try to speak up, but the opportunity for public input is severely restricted. An Environmental Protection...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
American Oversight and EWG Demand Release of Pruitt Communications with Pesticide Industry
American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group today launched a joint investigation into the March 29 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rejected the findings of the agency's own experts as well as the...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Near-Partisan Vote Confirms Pruitt for EPA, Imperiling Public Health Protections
The nation’s drinking water and air, safeguards against pesticides, and oversight of big polluters are at risk with the Senate's approval today of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, despite unanswered questions about his relationship with the fossil fuel industry...
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Think U.S. Agriculture Will End World Hunger? Think Again.
U.S. agribusiness spokesmen routinely defend practices that pollute air and water, and destroy soil by claiming that American farmers are doing what it takes to “feed the world.” The facts tell a very different story. U.S. agriculture is not feeding the world’s impoverished and desperate people,...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
‘Brockovich’ Carcinogen Found in Tap Water of 200 Million Americans
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...
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Friday, September 02, 2016
FDA Finally Bans Toxic Triclosan from Antibacterial Hand Soaps
The federal Food and Drug Administration announced today that triclosan, a toxic chemical ingredient associated with hormone disruption in people, will no longer be allowed in antibacterial hand soaps, which EWG noted as a significant success. “This decision by the FDA is a huge victory on behalf...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
EWG Lists the Top Ten Toxic Chemicals EPA Should Review Now
The nation’s new chemical safety law promises to give the Environmental Protection Agency expanded authority to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. But of the tens of thousands of chemicals on the market, most never tested for safety, which should the EPA tackle first? Today the...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
EWG’s Statement on House Consideration of GMO Labeling Bill
EWG President Ken Cook issued the following statement today in response to the House's consideration of the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill the House is expected to take up this week. EWG does not support the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling proposal. While we support a national, mandatory GMO...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Fields of Filth: Landmark Report Maps Feces-Laden Hog and Chicken Operations in North Carolina
A first-of-its-kind interactive map revealing the locations of more than 6,500 concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, across the state of North Carolina was released today by Waterkeeper Alliance, North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations and Environmental Working Group (EWG). In addition...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Hundreds of Cancer-Causing Chemicals Pollute Americans’ Bodies
Hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans, according to the first comprehensive inventory of the carcinogens that have been measured in people. EWG released the inventory today. EWG spent almost a year reviewing more than 1,000 biomonitoring studies and other...
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