Testimony & Official Correspondence

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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the EPA on the registration review for the herbicide metolachlor. EWG urges the EPA to use a tenfold children’s health safety factor for this chemical and to lower the chronic reference dose for metolachlor exposure.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Environmental Working Group submits comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the human health risk assessment for the fungicide tebuconazole, urging the EPA to use a full tenfold children’s health safety factor for this chemical.

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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.

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