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EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Today the Environmental Working Group announced that strawberries, spinach and leafy greens are again the top offenders on its 2022 Dirty Dozen™ – a list of the most pesticide-contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the latest tests by the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Pesticide residues were found on over 70 percent of the non-organic produce tested by the USDA and FDA, continuing a problem highlighted ...
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Study: Millions consuming 'invisible toxic cocktail' of cancer-linked chemicals

Study: Millions consuming ‘invisible toxic cocktail’ of cancer-linked chemicals

Millions of Americans are unknowingly ingesting water that includes “an invisible toxic cocktail” of cancer-linked chemicals, a new survey of the nation’s tap water has found. The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2021 Tap Water Database, available to the public as of Wednesday, revealed contamination from toxins like arsenic, lead and “forever chemicals” — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — in the drinking water of tens of millions ...
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Whistleblowers Expose Corruption In EPA Chemical Safety Office

Whistleblowers Expose Corruption In EPA Chemical Safety Office

EPA managers removed information about the risks posed by dozens of chemicals, according to whistleblowers. Managers and career staff in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer, according to four scientists who work at the agency. The whistleblowers, whose jobs involve identifying the potential harms posed by new chemicals, ...
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Bill Gates-Funded Company Releases Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In US

Bill Gates-Funded Company Releases Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In US

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released for the first time in the United States as part of an experiment to combat insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus. UK-based biotechnology firm Oxitec, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said it released the mosquitoes in six locations in Monroe County’s Florida Keys: two on Cudjoe Key, one on Ramrod ...
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EPA Announces it Will Stop Monitoring Drinking Water for Atrazine

EPA Announces it Will Stop Monitoring Drinking Water for Atrazine

Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to stop monitoring the dangerous herbicide known as Atrazine in the U.S. water supply. “Despite its name, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just exist to protect the environment,” Carlson said Friday. “It also exists to protect you, by policing against the many pollutants that are generated by modern life. But soon, the EPA ...
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