Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, May 6, 2011

Leading pesticide researchers write FDA, USDA and EPA to call for increased monitoring of pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, as well as more study of pesticide effects on children.

Friday, April 8, 2011


EWG urges EPA to work with FDA to ban all non-medical uses of triclosan, an antibacterial additive and potent hormone disruptor. In a letter to EPA's pesticide division EWG outlines new evidence that the chemical poses an unacceptable health risk to the American public.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


EWG agrees with the EPA's Science Advisory Board assessment that dioxin is carcinogenic to humans. It urges the panel to accelerate its scientific review of dioxin toxicity.

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Monday, February 14, 2011


EWG urges California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to set a strict public health goal for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, a probable carcinogen, and move rapidly to establish an enforceable legal limit for the pollutant in drinking water. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

EWG comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging the federal government to further lower its recommendation for fluoride levels in drinking water.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


EWG president Ken Cook testifies that ensuring safe, accessible drinking water is a core responsibility of the U.S. government. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

By Olga Naidenko, EWG Senior Scientist

When someone with $8 billion a year in purchasing power tells the world what they don’t want, marketers and manufacturers pay attention.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

EWG objects to EPA decision to allow sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) in flexible-fuel or 2007 and newer vehicles.  The gasoline-ethanol mix can damage older vehicles and small engines.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011


EWG and Environmental Defence Canada comment that the Canadian government’s Draft Screening Assessment for perfluorooctanoic acid ignores at least 12 key human and laboratory studies. Evidence suggests much greater risks to human health than determined by Canadian officials.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

EWG comments on EPA’s review of toxicological studies for hexavalent chromium say that there is no need to weaken the conclusions or delay issuing the document.