Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

EWG has submitted a petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting that biomonitoring of the American public include tests for common sunscreen ingredients. Research conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that four common sunscreen ingredients absorbed through the skin in amounts that require additional safety consideration. For this reason, biomonitoring for sunscreen chemicals is essential for protecting public health.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

EWG submits comments on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate, supporting the agency’s report of a possible link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. EWG urges ATSDR to establish a more stringent minimal risk level for glyphosate and to incorporate into their assessment findings from recent publications on cancer and reproductive harm due to glyphosate.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

EWG submitted comments in support of OEHHA’s proposed framework to measure progress on California’s state law declaring the Human Right to Water for everyone in the state.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Attached are EWG’s comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its draft toxicological assessments of GenX, the PFOA replacement chemicals, and PFBS. EWG commends the agency and the IRIS program but urges the EPA to establish health-protective guidelines for this entire class of chemicals.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Attached are submitted by the Environmental Working Group to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion proposing six new objectives in the topic areas of environmental health and cancer for the Healthy People 2030 initiative.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

EWG comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s white paper on a working approach to chemical prioritization.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Attached is the letter of comments sent by EWG to the state of California in support of OEHHA’s proposed public health goals for disinfection byproducts trihalomethanes in drinking water.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Attached are EWG's comments to Environmental Protection Agency on the agency's draft human health risk assessment for atrazine and draft cumulative human health risk assessment for triazine herbicides (atrazine, simazine and propazine).

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Attached is a letter sent by EWG to the CEO of PepsiCo detailing recent testing that found the herbicide glyphosate in oat-based their foods marketed to children.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Attached is a letter sent by EWG to the CEO of General Mills detailing recent testing that found the herbicide glyphosate in oat-based their foods marketed to children.

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