On May 19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced four incongruous actions in response to petitions submitted by EDF and others asking the agency to ban the use of more than two dozen ortho-phthalates (phthalates) in food packaging and processing equipment.
In a new report released by EDF, scientists found that fine particle pollution, primarily generated by burning fossil fuels, is especially rampant — and deadly — in Black, Hispanic, and low-income communities. But there is a way for all of us to breathe easier. The Environmental Protection Agency could tighten its standard.
Black Americans 65 and older are three times more likely to die from exposure to fine particle air pollution than white Americans over 65, according to a report prepared by Industrial Economics, Inc. for EDF.
This week EDF published a new study that combines locations of active oil and gas wells with census tract data in a way that helps us better understand the characteristics of the communities living near them.
A legal loophole allows food and chemical manufacturers to include thousands of untested ingredients to be used in our foods and supplements. EDF and its allies are pressing the Food and Drug Administration to end this irresponsible and potentially dangerous state of affairs.
Truck pollution causes asthma in young children. Community groups like South Ward Environmental Action in Newark, New Jersey, are fighting for clean air and clean economic development. EDF is supporting their efforts.
EDF and partners have combined a newly created online mapping tool — run on real-time, trusted scientific models — with air pollution and weather forecasting data to help users learn more about the air they’re breathing and allow them to see where it's coming from.
To evaluate health equity and environmental justice concerns, Environmental Defense Fund and American University’s Center for Environmental Policy analyzed more than 3,400 LSL replacements (LSLRs) conducted in Washington, DC between 2009 and 2018.
Across the Bay Area, air pollution takes a massive toll on the health of communities. Analysis from EDF and our partners at George Washington University reveals how certain areas face a particularly large burden, where pollution magnifies existing health risks.
Watch the recording to hear from EDF's Boma Brown-West and other leading experts as they discuss how products marketed to women of color often contain more hazardous chemicals in higher concentrations, and what can be done.
Fourth in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts share data about pollution levels during quarantine and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better.
EDF and our partners collected data for 100 days from 100 black carbon sensors installed across West Oakland. Our results can help researchers, residents and city officials identify causes of air pollution at specific locations and take action.
Multi-partner project managed by EDF Europe combines state-of-the-art technology with new data analytics to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution and foster healthier, stronger communities.