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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The plight of Florida's farmers in the aftermath of four successive hurricanes has been a focus of media attention, and of calls from political leaders for an estimated $400 million or more in much needed aid for the state's devastated citrus, vegetable and dairy operations. But farm groups are pressing Congress, as they have every year for decades, for a disaster aid package that would disburse taxpayer funds far beyond the hurricane zone—and add $3 billion to the cost of this year's Homeland Security Department spending bill.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

NOTE:

12 AUGUST 2004 | DuPont is continuing to make the same excuses to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their violations of federal law. This analysis by EWG of DuPont's 2003 response to EPA's original inquiry still applies, since their defense has not changed, even after EPA announced it will formally take action against DuPont for violating section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.


ORIGINAL CONTENT:

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summary of Teflon-Related TSCA 8(e) Action Against DuPont

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Noose tightening on my favorite case... that would be the...material 3M sells us (Teflon ingredient PFOA) that we poop to the river and into drinking water along the Ohio river." (Parenthesis added)

— Bernard Reilly, DuPont Lawyer
in an April, 2001 e-mail

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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Statement of EWG Action Fund President Ken Cook
Bush Administration Policy on Mercury
National Press Club News Conference with MoveOn

What is it with the Bush Administration and heavy metals?

Key Issues: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

EWG's Timeline of the scientific understanding about mercury toxicity from the 1950s to 2004.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

EWG sent this letter to the NAS Committee co-chair after the group approved the highly controversial procedure of using humans in laboratory tests for pesticides and other chemicals.


February 23, 2004

Michael R. Taylor — Committee Co-chair
Senior Fellow and Director
Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

December 22, 2003

Dr. David Acheson
Chief Medical Officer
Office of Science
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
Mail Code: HFS-006
Room: RM2B003
College Park, MD 20740
Documents Management Branch
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human Services, Room 1-23
12420 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20857

Dr. Acheson:

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Thursday, December 11, 2003

EWG demonstrates that women complying with FDA's dietary guidelines for fish consumption during pregnancy will ingest unsafe amounts of mercury when they select fish with elevated mercury levels, like albacore tuna.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

EWG's analysis of mercury data obtained from FDA under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that mercury contamination of fish is more serious than federal scientists previously assumed. 

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