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, 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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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Health, Consumer Groups Call for New Cell Phone Radiation Standards
Citing the soaring number of wireless devices in the hands of children, long-standing flaws in federal cell phone radiation standards and new science raising questions about cell phone safety, 12 public health and consumer groups are calling on the government to revamp the standards to better protect both young people and adults.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Superbugs Invade America’s Supermarket Meat
The latest round of tests by federal scientists, quietly published in February , has documented startlingly high percentages of supermarket meat containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a new Environmental Working Group analysis .
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Monday, February 11, 2013
Groups Urge Investigation of EPA Actions in Texas Water Contamination Case
More than 80 organizations from 12 states and a New York state senator today called on the inspector general of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate a decision to drop legal action against a drilling company despite evidence that it had polluted residents’ well water near Fort Worth, Texas. Go here for the letter and full list of signatories: http://static.ewg.org/pdf/2013-EWG-IG-Letter.pdf
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