Statements

Friday, March 26, 2004

 

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?

First, and notoriously, they delayed safety standards for arsenic in water. Then they stacked a scientific panel with industry-friendly experts to evaluate the risks from lead.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

EWG will use a newly enacted law (the Data Quality Act (DQA) of 2001) to mount a novel legal challenge to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) highly controversial pending "advice" to consumers about how much tuna and other fish they can safely eat without risking their health, and in particular the health of fetuses, infants and young children, from mercury exposure.

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