Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, September 25, 2020

EWG submitted comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, expressing support for the OEHHA’s conclusion that synthetic food dyes may cause or exacerbate neurobehavioral problems in some children.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Environmental Working Group presented comments to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, urging the Council to consider both historical and current PFAS contamination and to ensure that fence-line communities remain protected from the health risks of PFAS.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Attached are EWG comments on EPA’s decision to regulate PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) objects to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to apply polluter-friendly limitations to the types of scientific data that can be considered for environmental policy rulemaking at the EPA. EWG urges the EPA to withdraw the proposed Science Transparency Rule which is completely at odds with the EPA’s core mission of protecting human health and the environment.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Environmental Working Group objects to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to apply the outdated, insufficiently protective radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure limits to 5G technology and to RF emissions above 6 GHz. EWG urges the Commission to withdraw this proposal and to restart the RF exposure limits reevaluation process.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

EWG submits comments opposing the EPA’s decisions to allow continued use of five neonicotinoid insecticides. EWG urges the EPA to restrict the use of these pesticides to prevent harm to pollinators and wildlife and to protect children’s health.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Click on the pdf above to see a joint letter from EWG, other environmental health organizations and public health institutions calling on Congress to pass vital legislation to ensure that healthy, safe and affordable food is available to all and to minimize the challenges facing farmers, food workers and farmworkers who are risking their own health to keep our food system going.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

EWG submitted comments to the state of California in support of OEHHA’s proposed public health goals for haloacetic acid disinfection byproducts in drinking water.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Environmental Working Group is writing to urge ATSDR, an agency on the front lines of the fight to protect public health from PFAS pollution, to provide on its website the most robust, easily accessible information for the public, medical professionals and policymakers.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Attached is EWG’s testimony to the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019.

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