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Testimony & Official Correspondence

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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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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Monday, February 14, 2011

 

EWG urges California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to set a strict public health goal for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, a probable carcinogen, and move rapidly to establish an enforceable legal limit for the pollutant in drinking water. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

EWG comments on the Department of Health and Human Services proposal to reduce the maximum reccomended concentration of fluoride in drinking water.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

 

EWG president Ken Cook testifies that ensuring safe, accessible drinking water is a core responsibility of the U.S. government. 

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