Search Results for 'EWG'

  • EWG Cries Racial Injustice Over Product Safety

    Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) once again stoked the flames of fear with pseudoscience. The group’s latest update to its Skin Deep Cosmetics Database identified 1 in 12 products marketed to African American women as being “highly hazardous,” with fewer than one fourth receiving a “low hazard” rating. Considering the average woman owns 40 different makeup […]

  • EWG: Fearmongering at its Finest

    The Environmental Working Group’s new report on chemicals unleashed a firestorm of fear across the Internet today after announcing 420 carcinogenic chemicals had been found in humans. Reporters and bloggers further stoked fears by reposting, without properly analyzing, the sensationally titled “The Pollution in People: Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Americans’ Bodies.” Unsurprisingly, the report was skimpy […]

  • EWG’s Latest Glyphosate Flop

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) claims to fight for the public interest, yet rarely does so using solid science. A day after we laid out the facts on glyphosate, EWG was out in the media trying to keep people afraid of it. Claiming “a growing body of research” is linking the herbicide glyphosate (known by the brand name Round […]

  • EWG’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ Food Additives Report Falls Short on Scientific Evidence

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) specializes in scaring the public about everyday items in their refrigerators, pantries, and medicine cabinets, often without providing compelling scientific evidence to back up its warnings. We’ve previously blogged about the problems with the group’s report on sunscreen; now the activist organization has released a new report warning the public […]

  • Keeping Up With The Chemophobia

    The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians chronicles Kourtney Kardashian’s day advocating for cosmetic reform on Capitol Hill. The reality TV star-turned lobbyist teamed up with Environmental Working Group (EWG) to convince lawmakers that cosmetics are unsafe, and to pass sweeping legislation to change how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handles […]

  • Junk Science: The Least Important Meal of the Day

    A new report from the alarmist Environmental Working Group (EWG) warns your breakfast may be poisoning you. The scapegoat of choice is one that has faced backlash from environmentalists on both sides of the Atlantic—glyphosate, a chemical routinely used in herbicides for 40 years. Possibly out of concern for their own granola-heavy diets, the EWG’s […]

  • What’s In Your Veggie Burger?

    According to recent surveys, roughly 70 percent of consumers prefer products without additives. While avoiding additives won’t have as drastic an effect on one’s well-being as daily exercise, the public’s growing interest in health is a good sign for a country with the highest obesity rates in the western world. But in the interest of […]

  • How Dirty Are Your Fruits and Veggies?

    Every year since 1995, Environmental Working Group activists publish a “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables which contain the most pesticide residues. The list certainly sounds scary, and it generates a host of alarming headlines. But the good news is it doesn’t take much effort to expose the EWG’s weak science and fearmongering arguments. […]

  • Shoppers Want Parabens – But Have No Idea What Parabens Are

    In recent years, activist groups have spent millions of dollars convincing consumers that the chemicals lurking in their cosmetics pose an unreasonable risk to human health. The narrative isn’t true –as any elementary school science teacher can tell you, everything in the world is made of chemicals. And the vast majority of substances you encounter […]