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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of two proposed No Significant Risk Levels for bromochloroacetic acid and bromodichloroacetic acid. EWG also urges OEHHA to develop public health goals for these and other disinfection byproducts in drinking water.

 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EWG submits comments to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in support of the state’s proposal to lower the Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOS in drinking water. EWG also urges the state to utilize additional epidemiological evidence in order develop stronger regulatory limits for other perfluorinated chemicals in water.

Friday, January 26, 2018

With these comments, EWG advises the Environmental Protection Agency to not focus its limited time and resources protecting the bottom lines of chemical companies by creating long lists of “low-priority” chemicals. Instead, the EPA must prioritize identifying the most toxic chemicals, especially those that can harm children’s health.  EWG emphasizes that the  EPA should use its order authority to require safety testing for chemicals already in commerce, and take action to protect the health of American families.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

With these comments, EWG advises the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on establishing a new chemicals assessment system that would put public health first and especially prioritize the chemicals’ risks for children’s health.​ EWG also urges the agency to suspend the use of a biased new chemicals assessment framework that was developed with industry input only and is outside of the normal stakeholder process.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EWG sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about harmful ingredients in its products.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EWG sent a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urging the state to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about harmful ingredients in its products.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

EWG sent a letter to CVS praising its new truth in advertising initiative for cosmetic products. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following CVS’s announcement.

Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG sent a letter to Live Water regarding recent brand publicity. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following several inquiries about their product and the “raw water” movement.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Attached is a letter by EWG to the Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America on their recently announced partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency. EWG calls on Toyota backtrack on the partnership due to the environmentally irresponsible agenda of the EPA and Administrator Pruitt.

Monday, November 20, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Drinking Water urge it to protect American children from perchlorate exposure by establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for perchlorate based on the agency’s draft proposal. Perchlorate can harm the developing fetus by altering thyroid hormone levels, especially when the mother’s iodine intake is low. Even short-term alterations to thyroid hormones during pregnancy can cause lasting damages to childhood brain development.

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