Here are the worst chemicals to watch for in your laundry basket – and what to use instead.

Skip the Fabric Softeners
2017 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ is being released TONIGHT at 5pm PT/8pm ET! Tune in to the LIVE video to see what's changed on the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists.
How safe is popular crumb rubber surfaces on playgrounds and playing fields?

Q&A: Are Children Safe Playing on Artificial Turf?
Toxic chemicals – and substitutes that may have the same health effects – do not belong in our children’s food, or in food packaging.

If You Are What You Eat, Are We Making Children Nonstick?
Humidifiers are a popular tool to help parents treat problems ranging from dry skin and cracked lips to stuffy noses and a nagging cough. If your child has allergies or asthma, talk to your doctor before using a humidifier.

Quick Tips for Using a Humidifier Safely
Now parents have yet another reason to wean their kids off the sweet stuff. You can learn more about your family’s favorite foods in EWG’s Food Scores. Search the database of more than 80,000 foods for important details about added sugar.

How Cutting Sugar Can Improve Children’s Health
Fever, headache, tugging at the ear, crying more than usual and trouble sleeping – most parents recognize that these dreaded symptoms mean an ear infection.

Natural Remedies for Ear Infections?
No matter where you live, you can use simple techniques to discover whether your tap water is polluted with lead.

How to Filter Lead from Your Tap Water
Many of the supplies we use to clean and freshen our homes and workplaces contain ingredients that could harm our health or the environment. Some products use ingredients that have been linked to accidental poisonings, asthma, skin allergies, reproductive impacts, birth defects and cancer.

5 Things to Know About California’s Cleaning Products Disclosure Bill
For decades, Americans have been needlessly exposed to chemical flame retardants – which have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other health effects – all because of a well intentioned but misguided California regulation from 1975.

Flame Retardant Roulette: Swapping One Toxic Compound for Another
World Cancer Day was on Saturday. It’s a time to reflect on a very important question: What is the main cause of cancer? Is it driven by avoidable lifestyle and environmental factors or is it largely due to chance?

Preventing Cancer Is Not a Game of Chance
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and millions of Americans are making winning game day plans packed with quintessential football fare. If you want to stay clear of nutritional penalties while still scoring a touchdown for great snacks with your guests, try these plays.

Your Game Plan for a Healthier Super Bowl Sunday
Use EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning to avoid cleaning products and disinfectants with quats.

Can Cleaning Chemicals Damage Your Reproductive Potential?
TIP: If your kids use your phone to play games, switch on airplane mode.

Easy Ways to Reduce Kids’ Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation
Last week’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency underscored the agency’s foremost responsibility: protecting the health of America’s children.

Kids’ Health at Risk Under Trump’s EPA
In a shift that could help hundreds of thousands of U.S. children, federal health officials are considering whether to lower the threshold for identifying kids with elevated levels of lead exposure.

Federal Scientists May Lower Lead Exposure Threshold for Children
A new report from the Ecology Center found toxic flame retardants are still widely used in car seats, even though there’s no data showing they protect children from fires. Researchers tested 15 infant and toddler car seats from a variety of brands and found these chemicals in all of them.

Is Your Child’s Car Seat Toxic?
The presence of potentially harmful chemicals in teethers is of great concern. Exposure to endocrine disruptors during infancy could have detrimental health effects that include asthma, diabetes, obesity and reproductive disorders.

Teethers Expose Babies to BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors
“It’s a safe assumption that Pruitt could be the most hostile EPA administrator toward clean air and safe drinking water in history.”

Six Reasons to be Concerned About a Pruitt EPA
Learn more about these housekeeping necessities that can clean almost anything.

4 Easy, Healthy Cleaners That Should be in Every Home