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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

EWG wrote comments to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging increased transparency as the agency implements its proposed labeling rule for genetically engineered foods.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Attached is EWG’s letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to express concern over the high level of antibiotic-resistant bacteria being detected in supermarket meat.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

EWG submits comments on the peer review of the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation. The external peer reviewers strengthened the conclusions of the NTP reports that found clear evidence of health harm from exposure to cellphone radiation in laboratory animals. The potential impacts of cellphone radiation on our health and the health of our children should no longer be ignored. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Attached is a letter submitted by more than 50 public interest organizations calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to release a recent toxicological profile by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that assesses the risks from exposure to a subset of PFAS chemicals.

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.

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