‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical in Drinking Water of More than 200 Million Americans

By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist Drinking water supplies for two-thirds of Americans are contaminated with the carcinogenic chemical made notorious by the film “Erin Brockovich,” which was based on the real-life poisoning of tap water in a California desert town. But there are no national regulations for […]

USDA Tests Reveal Pesticide Levels in Baby Food

Latest tests from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveal important information about the safety of foods your baby may be eating.

How to Mix Your Baby’s Formula with Safe Water

FDA strictly regulates infant formula sold in the U.S., but unhealthy contaminants could be sneaking in through an unlikely source: drinking water.

Melanoma Rates Dropping Among Children and Teens

Melanoma rates dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2004 to 2010, with the largest decline among teens and boys.

Strawberries Top the List of Worst Fruits and Veggies for Pesticide Residues

For the first time, strawberries top EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of produce with the highest amount of pesticide, even after you’ve washed them.

New Findings on Peanut Allergy Prevention

Eating peanuts during childhood – rather than avoiding them – may be the key to preventing long-term peanut allergies, even if kids later take a break.

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Is My Family’s Tap Water Polluted?

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Looking for the Perfect Cosmetics Gift Box?

One in five holiday shoppers will give a health-and-beauty product to loved ones, but no one is making sure that these products are safe.

Check Your Home for Cancer-Causing Radon

EPA estimates that nearly 1 in every 15 American homes has elevated levels of radon, which causes lung cancer. What can you do to protect yours?