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Dr. Weil on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned medical expert on natural health and wellness, tells why and how he uses the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists from EWG's Shoppers Guide to Pesticides.
EWG Explains: Chemicals and Cancer
EWG explains how the combinations of chemicals we are routinely exposed to may be contributing to the burden of cancer. For more information on chemicals and cancer prevention visit http://www.ewg.org/cancer
"10 Americans" by Environmental Working Group
EWG President Ken Cook shares shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies. One of the most entertaining presentations that you'll see about the health effects of environmental pollution.
Mercury In Seafood
To protect your baby from toxic mercury and ensure its healthy development, you should not only watch how much fish you eat, but what kind of fish. EWG enrolled 254 women who eat at least two meals of seafood, fish or shellfish every week and measured the amount of mercury in their hair to assess how much mercury was in their bodies. We found that almost 30 percent of our participants had too much mercury exposure according to Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for pregnant women. Much of their exposure was tied to fish species like tuna steaks and sushi that are not included in the government’s warning.
Losing Ground
Bad federal policy and intensifying storms are washing away the rich dark soils in the Midwest that made this country an agricultural powerhouse and that remain the essential foundation of a healthy and sustainable food system in the future. The Environmental Working Group produced this short film with Atlas Films that provides stark images illustrating how federal farm subsidies and ethanol mandates, piled on top of skyrocketing crop prices are supporting an intensive monoculture that kneecaps any hope for a more resilient and diverse food and farm system. Go to www.ewg.org/losingground/ for more information.
Pesticides on Produce: The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen
EWG experts explain the toxic pesticides used on food crops and how you can limit your exposure with our Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists. For more information on pesticides in food visit our Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/#.WrvFCNPwZGM
Environmental Working Group's Healthy Living Tips: Cosmetics
Ever looked at the labels on your shampoos, moisturizers and cosmetics? Do you really know what chemicals you're putting on your body? EWG scientist Nneka Leiba explains some helpful tips on what to watch out for before you buy. Most Americans use about 10 personal care products a day. And they think that the government is making sure these products are safe -- but the scary truth is, it's not. That's why Environmental Working Group scientists have put together easy-to-use tips on how to read labels on personal care products. For more tips, get EWG's Healthy Living Tips Booklet: www.ewg.org/HHTBooklet For more information on cosmetics and other health products, check out EWG's Skin Deep Database: www.ewg.org/skindeep
EWG's Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?
Learn more: www.ewg.org/tapwater When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water utilities nationwide.
Harmful Algal Blooms Pollute U.S. Lakes
Blooms of blue-green algae, caused by agriculture pollution, are invading lakes across the US. The blooms are releasing the toxin microcystin, which poses serious health hazards to people, pets and wildlife. Visit our full report to learn more about harmful algal blooms and see if they have been detected in your community: https://www.ewg.org/toxicalgalblooms/
EWG Explains: How to choose the most energy efficient light bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs are good for the environment and your pocketbook. Learn more tips on staying healthy at home with EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide: https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/lights/
EWG Explains: How to choose the best water filters
Water filters are necessary to remove or reduce the myriad chemicals that contaminate our nation's drinking water, some of which are linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. For more tips on selecting the best filter for your home, visit EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/water-filters/
Exposure to Pesticides in Produce with Dr. Alex Lu, Harvard
Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, explains why reducing pesticides in your diet is critical to reducing the toxic effects of pesticide exposure for you and your family. Learn more about how to reduce pesticides. Visit: www.ewg.org/foodnews and get the Shopper's Guide!
Labels Matter with Robyn O'Brien
EWG Action Fund board member and food activist Robyn O'Brien joins the Just Label It campaign and "Food, Inc." director Robby Kenner to support our right to know whether our food contains genetically engineered ingredients. What's in our food matters!
Environmental Working Group's Good Food on a Tight Budget
DC chef Alli Sosna, EWG nutritionist Dawn Undurraga and Share Our Strength's Laura Seman explain how providing healthy food on a limited budget for your family is possible, and demonstrate how EWG's Good Food on a Tight Budget helps to do so.
EWG's Teen Body Burden -- Where are they now? -- Jessica Assaf
Jessica Assaf, EWG teen body burden study participant and natural beauty entrepreneur, discusses the results of the study and how EWG's Skin Deep Database changed her life. Just six years ago, EWG tested the blood and urine of 20 young adults. We wanted to know if teens would show higher levels of chemicals associated with personal care products, since we knew that teens used an average of 17 of them a day. It was the first time anyone had taken a focused look at teens' exposures to chemicals in cosmetics -- exposures that occur during a period of accelerated physical and mental development. And we found 16 chemicals, all of which can interfere with the hormone system. When our volunteers learned their results, they all made life changes. Jessica Assaf, one of the participants, discusses the changes she made.
The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. We are for cleaner, safer food, water, air and products we buy and bring into our homes. We work for you. Do you know what's in your tap water? What about your shampoo? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What pesticides are on your food? How about the farms, fracking wells and factories in your local area? Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? Which large agribusinesses get your tax dollars and why? What are GMOs? What do they do to our land and water
President Obama Signs Camp Lejeune Health Bill, EWG There to Celebrate Victory!
Now thousands of veterans and families poisoned by toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune can receive the care they deserve. Watch the interview with the people who helped make this historic day possible - retired Marine Jerry Ensminger, breast cancer survivor Mike Partain, filmmaker Rachel Libert and EWG's Chief of Staff, Heather White.
Ken Cook on EWG's 20th Anniversary
EWG Co-Founder and President Ken Cook explains a short history of Environmental Working Group and his vision for EWG in the next 20 years. www.ewg.org Music by Long Walks On The Beach: http://beachtheonwalkslong.com/
EWG Explains: How to select a healthier mattress
Most Mattresses on the market are full of chemicals that can pollute your bedroom air and harm your body. View all of our tips on finding a healthier mattress in EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide: https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/mattresses/
TSCA Reform: Why it Matters
EWG's Chief of Staff, Heather White, explains why reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is needed to protect kids and adults from toxics chemicals like flame retardants, found in unexpected places like peanut butter. Heather shares her personal story about why reforming this Act matters to her and her family. For more information about TSCA and how your can protect your family against toxic chemicals visit: www.ewg.org
EWG's Ken Cook Explains the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
A short clip from the video "10 Americans". EWG President Ken Cook, explains the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 and why reform is needed to help protect people of all ages, especially babies, from toxic chemicals found in consumer products. Watch the full video: http://youtu.be/0-kc3AIM_LU
Teens Find Out the Real Story Behind Cosmetics
EWG's 2011 Teen Ambassadors interview other teens to find out how much they know about ingredients in their cosmetics - and share some shocking findings about the safety of make-up and personal care products.
EWG's Food Scores: About the Database
EWG’s Food Scores database is a one-of-a-kind tool that scores over 80,000 products based on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns and degree of processing. Learn more about how the database was developed and the groundbreaking ways it empowers consumers to make healthier food choices. www.ewg.org/foodscores
Toxic Chemicals and Harmful Substances in Our Environment
Toxic chemicals are becoming more and more prevalent in our environment, products and everyday lives. EWG provides tips for avoiding chemicals in your home and products: https://www.ewg.org/
Plate of the Union: with EWG's Ken Cook and FPA-EF's Tom Colicchio
EWG's President Ken Cook joins Top Chef judge and Food Policy Action Education Fund's founder Tom Colicchio to launch our new campaign, Plate Of The Union http://www.plateoftheunion.com/. At Plate of the Union, we are standing up to say ENOUGH. Consumers, not Big Ag, should have a say in what we eat and how it is produced. The health of our families and the future of food and farming depend on it. Join the campaign today: http://www.plateoftheunion.com/​
Organic vs Conventional Pesticides
EWG experts give the run down on the difference between pesticides (or pest control) used in conventional farming and organic farming. USDA testing consistently finds toxic pesticides on conventionally grown produce. One of the benefits of organic food is limited pesticide intake. Learn more about which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides with our Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/#.WruufNPwZGM
Shell's Cancer-Causing 'Garbage' Taints Calif. Tap Water
California produces two-thirds of America's fruits and nuts, and a third of its vegetables. But the bounty comes with a price: widespread contamination of drinking water from agricultural chemicals. Help protect communities from 1,2,3-TCP contamination: https://petitions.signforgood.com/tcpaction
EWG Verified Raises the Bar
EWG VERIFIED is working with companies to #raisethebar to give consumers personal care products that are better for your health.
Laura Turner Seydel and Heather White Present: Tips for Healthy Cleaning
Laura Turner Seydel, board member of Environmental Working Group and eco-lving expert, talks healthy cleaning with Heather White, Chief of Staff at EWG. Get helpful tips on ways to find healthier cleaners and learn how to make your own green cleaner - a fun project to do with your kids! Check out EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning: www.ewg.org/cleaners Music: Kevin MacLeod
EWG Explains: How to reduce toxic chemicals in your household dust
Dust is a complex mixture of dead skin, soil tracked in from outdoors, fungal spores and chemicals from household products—some of which may be harmful. Learn more about how to protect your loved ones from toxic household dust with EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide: https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/reducing-household-dust/
Environmental Working Group's "Cooking Tips in 60 Seconds: Tabbouleh"
A 60 second, step-by-step cooking guide on how to prepare Tabbouleh, a traditional middle eastern salad. Watch EWG nutritionist, Dawn Undurraga, demonstrate how to cook this fast, nutritious, and affordable meal! Learn more and find other great recipes: www.ewg.org/goodfood
The Cereal Bar
In 2018, EWG released a report confirming the presence of the harmful pesticide glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, in popular oat-based cereals. We set up a cereal bar and gave people a choice. Do you want glyphosate in your cereal? Take action! Visit www.cerealoffenders.org
EWG's Healthy Living App
EWG’s ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products, now at your finger tips. Download EWG’s Healthy Living App today: For iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ewgs-healthy-living/id703155791?mt=8 For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skindeep.mobile&hl=en
EWG's 2019 Clean Fifteen™ and Dirty Dozen™ Lists
For more information about reducing your exposure to pesticides, visit us online at www.ewg.org/foodnews
Ask EWG: Does hydroponic mean organic?
Environmental Working Group researcher gets to the bottom of the hydroponic vs organic question.
Eat your Veggies! EWG Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Learn more about the Environmental Working Group's "Shopper's Guide to Pesticide and Produce." EWG's Senior Research Analyst, Sonya Lunder, introduces the 2012 Shopper's Guide and how you can use it to help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. Read more: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/
EWG and Pesticides: The Dirty Dozen
Amy Rosenthal, Outreach Manager with EWG, introduces us to pesticides and the dangers they can impose on our health. She outlines EWG's Shopper's Guide so that when you're shopping you'll know which produce to buy organic, and which conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables are okay if organic isn't available
Wellness Activist Kris Carr at EWG EATS 2015
New York Times best-selling author and wellness activist shared some words of wisdom at the 2015 EWG Eats Gala. "I knew that I could start participating in my disease and that sent me on the greatest journey of my life." - Kris Carr.
'Erin Brockovich' Carcinogen in Tap Water of More than 200 Million Americans
EWG's Nneka Leiba unpacks our recent report on chromium-6 in drinking water. Our analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels. Take action at ewg.org/NoChrom6,
Environmental Working Group's Guide to Healthy Cleaning
Learn more about how you can find healthy cleaning products for yourself and your family. Visit: www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners
It’s Time to Makeover Cosmetics Legislation
Did you know that our personal care products can contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, asbestos and lead acetate? The last time personal care product safety laws were updated, it was the Great Depression. Kourtney Kardashian, companies like Proctor and Gamble, Revlon and Beautycounter all agree: it is time to makeover our cosmetics legislation.
Children's Health in the Age of Hazardous Chemicals and Toxic Products
The mounting evidence connecting children’s exposures to environmental contaminants and serious, life-altering health problems continues to grow, confirming that toxic chemicals in air, water and food are having adverse impacts on the well-being of our kids. Visit EWG's Children's Health Initiative to learn more: https://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth/#.Wv3ZQdMvyt8
Farm Bill 2007: Full Disclosure of Subsidies
EWG President Ken Cook addresses National Press Club, releasing newest farm subsidy database, on June 12, 2007.
Rescue Brew: Rescue a peach, drink a brew
Did you know that 40% of food in the U.S. ends up in landfills?! We partnered with Atlas Brew Works and MOM's Organic Market to raise awareness around the issue of food waste as part of our Plate of the Union Campaign with Food Policy Action: http://www.plateoftheunion.com/ "Food waste being such a large issue in the US we thought we could use our power of beer to bring some attention to the issue and hopefully get it out in the forefront." - Justin Cox, Founder & CEO, Atlas Brew Works.
Heather Armstrong, founder of dooce.com, on overcoming skin cancer and the importance of sun safety
Heather Armstrong, full time single mother and founder of dooce.com, tells her story of overcoming basal cell carcinoma and learning about the importance of staying safe in the sun -- especially for children.
Farm subsidy interview with EWG - Part 2 of 2
EWG's Ken Cook is interviewed about farm subsidies.
How to use EWG's Tap Water Database to find out what's in your drinking water
Visit ewg.org/tapwater to find out what contaminants are in your drinking water and what you can do to protect yourself. When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water utilities nationwide.
EWG Helps You Pick the Best Bug Repellents
EWG has updated our guide to bug sprays and repellents to protect your family from bug bites, including those from ticks, mosquitoes and other critters. Find the best bug spray and repellent for your family at ewg.org/bugrepellent.​
Ask EWG: Should I use iodized salt?
It may sound like a strange ingredient, but iodized salt actually helps protect your thyroid from chemicals such as perchlorate. So stick with the iodized salt, especially if you're a pregnant mother. EWG's Dr. Anila Jacob explains.

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