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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

 

EWG and consumer advocate Public Citizen filed a brief supporting San Francisco’s decision to require cell phone vendors to give consumers facts about potential health risks of cell phone radiation and advice on safer cell phone use.

Monday, January 16, 2012

EWG warns that New York state lacks the resources and knowledge to protect public water supplies from hydraulic fracturing. EWG’s comments respond to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s draft environmental impact assessment of fracking and proposed regulations of natural gas drilling

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

 

Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection about the health and financial risks of fracking, particularly potential danger to New York City's water.

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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 supports EPA's proposed order to phase out sulfuryl fluoride, an insecticide and fumigant used on stored grain, dried fruit, coffee and cocoa beans. The proposed order reflects a growing consensus that Americans are exposed to excessive fluoride. 

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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