EWG to discuss toxins on CNN

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Recently, EWG President Ken Cook met with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Mossville, Louisiana, where they talked about the impacts of toxic chemicals on human health. You can watch this interview on Sanjay Gupta MD this Saturday or when it re-airs Sunday (April 10th and 11th) at 7:30am ET. We hope you… Read more »

Couch Potatoes At Increased Risk for Premature Death

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Every hour of television watched per day while being sedentary may increase the risk of dying prematurely, and particularly from cardiovascular disease.  David Dunstan, from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (Victoria, Australia) tracked the lifestyle habits of 3,846 men and 4,954 women, ages 25 and older, and found that each hour spent age… Read more »

Pesticide Exposure May Increase the Risk of Dementia

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According to a new study completed at Duke University by Kathleen Hayden, PhD, exposure to pesticides may increase the risk of dementia by as much as 70%. Dr. Hayden based her finding on data from the Cache County Study of Memory and Health, an ongoing study that began in 1995 and includes over 5000 subjects…. Read more »

Is Your Tap Water Safe?

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Are you confident that your drinking water is safe? Ever wonder if you should filter it? These are vital questions that Environmentral Working Group’s (EWG) new drinking water research and searchable guide will help you answer. They are the only ones who have put together a nationwide database of drinking water test results. The information… Read more »

Cleaning Supplies Can Contaminate Classroom Air

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Ordinary school cleaning supplies can expose children to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer, and other documented health problems and to hundreds of other air contaminants that have never been tested for safety, a study by the Environmental Working Group shows. Laboratory tests done for EWG found that a typical assortment of cleaning products released… Read more »