November 1, 2017

Breathe Safer Indoor Air With Healthy Living: Home Guide

WASHINGTON – Americans spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. That’s why it’s more important
October 24, 2017

Calif. Governor Signs Cleaning Product Disclosure Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a major victory for consumers’ and workers’ right to know, California Gov. Jerry
October 11, 2017

Top Chefs Aim to Protect 40 Million From Hunger

WASHINGTON – As Congress begins debate on food and farm policy, some of the nation’s top chefs gathered
October 3, 2017

Procter & Gamble Stepping Up Fragrance Transparency

WASHINGTON – Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest maker of both household cleaning and personal care products, announced Wednesday the most sweeping fragrance ingredient transparency initiative to date, said EWG President Ken Cook. By 2019, the Cincinnati-based company will begin online disclosure of fragrance ingredients – down to 0.01 percent of the product – for all its products and lines sold in the U.S. and Canada, according to the company’s news release. Procter & Gamble will first offer consumers details about the fragrance ingredients for Tide purclean laundry detergents, Herbal Essences shampoos, Febreze air fresheners and Olay skin care products. “It is clear […]
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 30, 2017

Why EPA Chief Didn’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s defense for allowing the continued use of a dangerous pesticide starkly shows that he doesn’t consider protecting children’s health to be more important than protecting the agriculture industry’s status quo, said EWG President Ken Cook. In an interview with his home state newspaper, The Oklahoman, Pruitt said he aborted a scheduled ban on chlorpyrifos – a pesticide the EPA’s own scientists had found could harm kids’ brains – because “it had been used for decades.” He also cited disagreement over the pesticide’s dangers between EPA scientists and the Department of Agriculture, which consistently advocates on […]
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. […]
July 11, 2017

200 Scientists Fight Antibacterial Agents

Today EWG joined an international roster of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals to call for stricter limits on antibacterial chemicals that are added to thousands of consumer products, despite evidence that they are ineffective and pose health risks. In a statement published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives, scientists, doctors, nurses, government officials and others from 30 nations urged avoidance and tighter regulation of triclosan, triclocarban and other antimicrobial chemicals. These chemicals are approved for use in more than 2,000 products, from shampoos and toothpastes to toys and paints. They build up in people’s bodies, persist in […]
April 19, 2017

EWG Surveys Personal Care Product Companies

  WASHINGTON – The Environmental Working Group is surveying U.S. makers of personal care products to ask