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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, June 8, 2007

"Flame retardants present a growing risk to human health, particularly the health of infants and children, and levels in the environment appear to be increasing. Today's vote represents a great victory for Washington activists, and could boost similar efforts in states across the country and set the stage for a national ban."

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

 

EWG is disturbed to learn that Dennis C. Paustenbach is on the "Short List" of potential appointees to the Asbestos Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board. EPA's Ispecifies that appointees to the Panel should display "absence of financial conflicts of interest" and "absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality." Based on evidence of his work for defendant corporations in lawsuits over asbestos exposure, his studies that consistently aim to refute or minimize the scientifically established risks of asbestos exposure, and other evidence detailed below of a lack of adherence to scientific and professional ethics, it is clear that Dr. Paustenbach is unfit to serve on the Panel.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

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May 4, 2007

Dr. David Acheson
Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Dear Dr. Acheson:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Senior Scientist

Environmental Working Group

Hearing on Perchlorate: Health and Environmental Impacts of Unregulated Exposure

Before the House of Representatives

Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 10 am

Submitted for the Record

Monday, May 28, 2007

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March 29, 2007

Stephen L. Johnson
Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460


Dear Administrator Johnson,

Monday, July 2, 2007

February 28, 2007

David A. Schwartz, M.D.
Director
National Toxicology Program
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Fax: 919.541.2260

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

Friday, May 18, 2007

January 4, 2007

Mr. Jim Jones, Director
Office of Pesticide Programs
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 7510P
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460-0001


Dear Mr. Jones,

Sunday, June 3, 2007

October 11, 2006

Derek Bok, J.D.
President
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Dear President Bok:

Thursday, May 17, 2007

October 11, 2006

Derek Bok, J.D.
President
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Dear President Bok:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

EWG submits comments to FDA on the need for a public process to identify and evaluate the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics. Recommendations to FDA include the need to identify nano-scale materials in personal care products and complete product safety evaluations in those cases.

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