Testimony & Official Correspondence

Friday, May 28, 2010


EWG asks the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research to complete its study of vitamin A ingredients, which according to agency tests speed the development of skin tumors and lesions on sun-exposed skin. EWG urges FDA to make a determination about the safety of these ingredients in cosmetics and sunscreens.

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Monday, February 14, 2011


EWG comments that FDA’s assessment of triclosan in over-the-counter antimicrobial products should weigh evidence suggesting that antibacterial hand soaps and dish detergents are no more effective than plain soap yet present significant safety concerns for people and the environment.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

EWG’s letter warns of phosphorous pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

EWG's Richard Wiles testifies to the Pennsylvania legislature on the dangers of BPA in children's products.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

EWG comments that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyl compounds lacks risk-based values despite abundant data that the chemical family is toxic to people.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies on gas drilling and fracking before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection Oct. 23, 2009.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dusty Horwitt, EWG senior counsel, testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection about potential hazards of fracking in New York state. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


EWG’s Olga Naidenko testifies before the New York City Counsel Committee on Environmental Protection in support of a proposed law to require testing for pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals in New York City drinking water.

Thursday, September 24, 2009



EWG testifies before the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force that farm run-off in the Mississippi River Basin expands the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone.”

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

EWG writes FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to express concern that the agency’s assessment of the plastics chemical BPA has not advanced, and data gaps remain.