Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by driving consumer choice and civic action through research, advocacy, and education. For more than 25 years, EWG has worked to ensure that consumer products, drinking water, and waterways are clean and safe. By building partnerships to advocate for policies and programs to curb polluted runoff from agricultural operations, EWG works to protect drinking water and prevent toxic algal outbreaks.
Recent highlights of Environmental Working Group’s work include:
- EWG’s Tap Water Database, the first-ever comprehensive nationwide assessment of contaminants found in drinking water and their health impacts.
- An interactive map that tracks the increasing number of toxic algal outbreaks in every state, based on a decade of media coverage.
- EWG’s Conservation Database, the first-ever detailed review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s conservation programs, encouraging farmers to adopt practices that improve water resources and the environment.