Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the reevaluation of the FQPA safety factor for pyrethroid insecticides. To protect children’s health, EWG urges the EPA to use a tenfold FQPA safety factor for this class of insecticides.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

EWG has submitted detailed technical comments to the National Toxicology Program regarding the draft report for PFOA carcinogenicity studies. EWG recommends the NTP reevaluate the carcinogenic activity of PFOA for female rats and consider the evidence suggesting increased susceptibility to PFOA carcinogenicity from early life exposures.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the registration review for the pesticide paraquat dichloride, commonly called paraquat. EWG urges the EPA to revise the paraquat human risk assessment in order to protect public health from this highly toxic pesticide, and to use a 10X Food Quality Protection Act children’s health safety factor for this chemical.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

EWG submitted detailed comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the draft report “Achieving the Human Right to Water in California: An Assessment of the State’s Community Water Systems.” 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Environmental Working Group urges the California State Water Resources Control Board to address per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, in drinking water as a class.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Environmental Working Group objects to the EPA’s proposed interim registration decision for the carcinogenic pesticide imazalil. EWG urges the EPA to protect children’s health from imazalil and to ensure that this pesticide does not contaminate foods children often eat, such as oranges.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for their hearing pertaining to the Administration’s policy initiatives under the Clean Water Act.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

EWG, along with Clean Water Action and more than a dozen co-signers, submitted comments to the California State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Social Services regarding the agencies’ implementation of AB 2370. The co-signing groups are asking the agencies to adopt and implement actions to ensure that children not ingest lead-contaminated water while at licensed child care centers in California.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Attached is a letter submitted by non-governmental organizations, to support House and Senate Armed Services Committee efforts to include several provisions related to per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020.

Monday, August 26, 2019

EWG objects to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed drinking water standard for perchlorate, a contaminant associated with harm to the thyroid. The EPA’s proposed legal limit of 56 parts per billion for perchlorate in drinking water disregards the risks to children’s health, ignores the latest scientific research, and fails to follow the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act to use the best available peer-reviewed science for setting drinking water standards.

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