Testimony & Official Correspondence

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

EWG sent a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urging the state to stop Rodan + Fields from making misleading claims about harmful ingredients in its products.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

EWG sent a letter to CVS praising its new truth in advertising initiative for cosmetic products. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following CVS’s announcement.

Friday, January 12, 2018

EWG sent a letter to Live Water regarding recent brand publicity. The letter, also sent by mail, was penned following several inquiries about their product and the “raw water” movement.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Attached is a letter by EWG to the Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America on their recently announced partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency. EWG calls on Toyota backtrack on the partnership due to the environmentally irresponsible agenda of the EPA and Administrator Pruitt.

Monday, November 20, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Drinking Water urge it to protect American children from perchlorate exposure by establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for perchlorate based on the agency’s draft proposal. Perchlorate can harm the developing fetus by altering thyroid hormone levels, especially when the mother’s iodine intake is low. Even short-term alterations to thyroid hormones during pregnancy can cause lasting damages to childhood brain development.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

EWG’s public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticides demand it fully consider the risks of low-dose exposures to pyrethroid pesticides during pregnancy and childhood. The EPA’s draft assessments have omitted the latest studies of American, Canadian and French children, which indicate these insecticides can impair children’s cognition and behavior.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Attached are EWG’s comments on how the EPA should scope the first 10 chemicals it will review under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Attached is a letter signed by EWG in support of proposed legislation that would require large grocery chains in San Francisco to report antibiotic use policies associated with their fresh meat and poultry to the city.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Below and attached are EWG’s comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in support of a proposed update of the public health goals for Cis-/Trans- 1,2-Dichloroethylene in drinking water.


September 18, 2017


Public Health Goal Program

Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Environmental Protection Agency

P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B

Sacramento, California 95812

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Thursday, September 14, 2017


Below and attached is EWG’s testimony to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in support of a petition to ban hazardous flame retardants in four categories of consumer products: children’s products, mattresses, furniture and the casings surrounding electronic products.


EWG testimony to the CPSC

September 14, 2017

Comments by EWG Senior Analyst, Sonya Lunder, regarding the Organohalogen Flame Retardants Petition

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