Testimony & Official Correspondence

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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Doctors Reject Schwarzenegger’s Flawed Green Chemistry Proposal

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Monday, November 29, 2010

EWG joins a diverse group of business associations, hunger and development organizations, taxpayer advocates, agricultural groups, religious organizations, environmental groups, budget hawks and public interest organizations to urge an end to the refundable Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit.

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Friday, November 5, 2010


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November 5, 2010

Water Docket
Environmental Protection Agency
Mailcode: 28221T
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20460

Re: Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL, Docket Number EPA-R03-OW-2010-0736

To Whom It May Concern:

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

EWG has been monitoring reports from Oregon regarding the discovery of formaldehyde in test samples of Brazilian Blowout – despite claims that the products are “formaldehyde free.” Oregon health officials found concentrations of formaldehyde that were more than 50 times greater than industry’s recommended 0.2 percent limit. They conducted tests following complaints from hair stylists who experienced “eye irritation, nose bleeds and difficulty breathing” after using Brazilian Blowout’s products.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

FOIA request to FDA regarding reports from Oregon regarding the discovery of formaldehyde in test samples of Brazilian Blowout.