Official Correspondence

We've compiled and archived letters and other official correspondence from EWG to government agencies, elected officials, industry associations and companies.

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EWG Comments to the National Toxicology Program on the Evaluation of the Cancer Hazards of Haloacetic Acids

Below and attached are comments EWG submitted in support of the National Toxicology Program’s evaluation of the cancer hazards of haloacetic acids, water disinfection byproducts found in tap water...

EWG Testimony to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Organic Agriculture’s Place in the 2018 Farm Bill

Below is testimony submitted for the record to the Senate Agriculture Committee for the hearing “Opportunities in Global and Local Markets, Specialty Crops, and Organics: Perspectives for the 2018...

Nation’s Pediatricians, EWG Urge EPA to Ban Pesticide that Harms Kids’ Brains

On June 27, 2017, the American Academy for Pediatrics and EWG sent the letter attached and below to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on the agency's recent decision to pull...

EWG Comments to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors

Below and attached are comments EWG has submitted to the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors on the NTP's efforts to investigate the effects of cumulative exposures to mixtures...

EWG Comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on Glyphosate Exposure

Below and attached are comments EWG has submitted to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Limit for human intake of Monsanto’s...

EWG Comments on Use of Term "Healthy" in the Labeling of Food Products

Below are comments EWG has submitted in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on updating its guidance on the use of “healthy” claims on packaged foods. Given the advances...

EWG Files FOIA Requests to the EPA and USDA for Additional Information on Chloyphiphos Decision

On April 11, 2017, American Oversight and EWG filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture over chlorpyrifos action. Linked here...

EWG Letter to the Food Companies in Opposition to H.R. 5

Below is the text of a letter from EWG and other environmental health non-governmental organizations to food companies in opposition of H.R. 5, the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017...

EWG Letter to the Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, in Opposition to H.R. 5

Below is the text of a letter from EWG and other environmental health non-governmental organizations to members of the Senate committees on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in opposition of H...

EWG Guidance for Industry on Use of Term "Healthy" in the Labeling of Food Products

Below are comments submitted by EWG in response to the Food and Drug Administration's request for input on guidance for the food industry on the use of the term "healthy" on food packaging. -- March 9...

EWG Letter to the Department of Justice, Calling for an Investigation Into Scott Pruitt

Below is the text of a letter from EWG to the Department of Justice, calling for an investigation into claims made by EPA nominee Scott Pruitt.

EWG Calls on Fast Food Companies to Remove Nonstick Chemicals From Packaging Supply Chain

This morning EWG released a report, which showed that many fast food chains nationwide still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals.

Personal Care Products Safety Act Letter to Senate Leadership

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act, S.1014, which would modernize federal oversight of personal care products. The bill...

EWG Comments on Prioritizing Chemicals for Risk Evaluation Under New TSCA

The new requirements under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act will for the first time require the Environmental Protection Agency to systematically review existing...

EWG Comments on Chemical Risk Evaluation Procedures Under New TSCA

EWG has spent over a decade advocating for reforms to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA should use its expanded authority to create a robust, data-driven risk evaluation process...

EWG Comments on Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Existing Collection

We respectfully submit this letter on behalf of the Environmental Working Group, in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to ask the Office of Management and Budget to renew...

EWG Calls on Mary Kay to Support the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Dear Mary Kay: I urge Mary Kay to join cosmetic industry leaders – including L’Oreal, Revlon, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and many others – in support S.1014, the Personal Care Products Safety...

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dietary guidelines need to inform consumers of the dangers of mercury in certain seafood and provide clear labeling of added sugars in food. These are key elements for establishing effective...

Public Interest Groups on WHO's decision on Glyphosate

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name...

EWG, Scientists and Doctors Sign Letter Urging EPA To Reject Potent Herbicide Mix

Administrator Gina McCarthy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20460 RE: Dow AgroSciences application to amend their 2,4-D choline salt herbicide for use on 2...

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