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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, April 27, 2018

EWG's comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft Risk Assessment for Glyphosate urge the agency to assess the full body of research indicating the Monsanto herbicide Roundup can increase the risk of cancer. In light of these potential hazards, the Agency must take action to restrict applications to food crops, and protect applicators and bystanders from harmful exposures.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

EWG has submitted comments to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on the agency’s proposed listing of carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals  as a priority product for review as part of the Safer Consumer Products Program.

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

EWG submits comments on the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation. EWG finds that these studies are relevant to human health, and increase the level of concern for the cancer-causing effects of cellphone radiation and the potential impact of this radiation on children’s health. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of two proposed No Significant Risk Levels for bromochloroacetic acid and bromodichloroacetic acid. EWG also urges OEHHA to develop public health goals for these and other disinfection byproducts in drinking water.

 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in support of the state’s proposal to lower the Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOS in drinking water. EWG also urges the state to utilize additional epidemiological evidence in order develop stronger regulatory limits for other perfluorinated chemicals in water.

Friday, January 26, 2018

With these comments, EWG advises the Environmental Protection Agency to not focus its limited time and resources protecting the bottom lines of chemical companies by creating long lists of “low-priority” chemicals. Instead, the EPA must prioritize identifying the most toxic chemicals, especially those that can harm children’s health.  EWG emphasizes that the  EPA should use its order authority to require safety testing for chemicals already in commerce, and take action to protect the health of American families.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

With these comments, EWG advises the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on establishing a new chemicals assessment system that would put public health first and especially prioritize the chemicals’ risks for children’s health.​ EWG also urges the agency to suspend the use of a biased new chemicals assessment framework that was developed with industry input only and is outside of the normal stakeholder process.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EWG sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about harmful ingredients in its products.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EWG sent a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urging the state to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about harmful ingredients in its products.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

EWG sent a letter to CVS praising its new truth in advertising initiative for cosmetic products. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following CVS’s announcement.

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