Public Health

EWG News Roundup (10/11): California Bans Brain Damaging Pesticide, Algae Blooms Across U.S. Swell...

In the News This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with pesticide interests to ban the use of a toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos,...

New California Law Protects Workers From Toxic Lead Poisoning

SACRAMENTO. Calif. – Last night Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a powerful measure that will help California protect workers from toxic lead...

Trump EPA Balks at Protecting Kids From Lead Exposure

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 10, 2019 WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for regulating lead in drinking water will leave millions of...

In the Southeast, ‘Public Energy Enemy No.1’ Has Lots of Company

EWG and our allies have branded Duke Energy as Public Energy Enemy No. 1 for its short-sighted strategy of continuing to build expensive,...

EWG Comments to California OEHHA on Draft Drinking Water Utility Report

EWG Comments to California OEHHA on Draft Drinking Water Utility ReportThursday, October 3, 2019 EWG submitted detailed comments to the California Office of Environmental...

Deal Reached to Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide in California

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 SACRAMENTO - In a major move to protect California children, farm workers and their families, the administration of...

Two Philadelphia Schools Closed After Renovation Reveals Deadly Asbestos

By Linda Reinstein, Co-founder and President, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The Philadelphia School District has closed two schools indefinitely...

Algae Outbreaks Up by Nearly One-Fifth in 2019

EWG has found 508 news reports about algae blooms in the country’s lakes, ponds and rivers so far this year – 18 percent...

In Ohio, Shady Front Groups Fight Dirty To Attack Grassroots Campaign Against $1 Billion...

An ugly political war is raging in Ohio, pitting consumer and environmental advocates against big utilities and dark-money front groups that want to...

EWG News Roundup (10/4): PFAS Taints Military Bases, California Adopts Law To Protect People...

In the News This week EWG released an analysis of military installations with excessive levels of groundwater contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known...