Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

EWG comments on FDA's efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens. The sunscreen rulemaking process began in 1978, but FDA's 2011 rules do not sufficiently protect the public from misleading marketing, hazardous ingredients or inferior products.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


EWG submits comments on EPA's IRIS program draft toxicological review of hexavalent chromium.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EWG submits comments urging the FDA and EPA to take a closer look at nanomaterials, broaden their definition of these substances and fully assess the risks to public health.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

EWG strongly supports the proposed nutrition principles of the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EWG comments to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting a phaseout of sulfuryl fluoride, an insecticide and fumigant

Monday, June 6, 2011

EWG calls for resignation of John Deutch, chairman of the Secretary of Energy’s advisory board on natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing, because of financial ties to the oil and gas industry.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Leading pesticide researchers write FDA, USDA and EPA to call for increased monitoring of pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, as well as more study of pesticide effects on children.

Friday, April 8, 2011


EWG urges EPA to work with FDA to ban all non-medical uses of triclosan, an antibacterial additive and potent hormone disruptor. In a letter to EPA's pesticide division EWG outlines new evidence that the chemical poses an unacceptable health risk to the American public.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


EWG agrees with the EPA's Science Advisory Board assessment that dioxin is carcinogenic to humans. It urges the panel to accelerate its scientific review of dioxin toxicity.

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