Testimony & Official Correspondence

Monday, August 18, 2008


FDA’s Flawed Assessment of Bisphenol A Safety Underscores the Need for State and Federal Legislation

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of FDA’s draft assessment of BPA revealed a number of critical flaws and built in assumptions that biased the agency’s evaluation and ensured that the FDA would find current exposure levels in the population to be safe.

Laboratory studies show BPA harms brain development, raising concerns about its presence in baby bottles and other products that could expose babies and young children.

Key Issues: 
Friday, August 15, 2008

To the Environmental Protection Agency

Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Public Teleconference on the EPA SAB Drinking Water Committee report

on EPA's draft Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List 3

Friday, July 11, 2008

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July 7, 2008

Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)

Regulatory Public Docket (7502P)

Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

Washington, DC 20460-0001

Regarding: Triclosan Risk Assessment; Docket EPA–HQ–OPP–2007–0513

To Whom It May Concern:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

By: Jane Houlihan, Vice President for Research
Environmental Working Group; Washington, DC

Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Key Issues: 
Friday, July 25, 2008



Attachment: Children's Report summary


Discussion Draft of the ‘Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act’ Legislation: Device and Cosmetic Safety


Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representatives



Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 10 a.m.

Submitted for the Record

Key Issues: 
Friday, May 9, 2008

EWG's Renee Sharp testifies to the California state Senate about the need to remove BPA and lead from children's products.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Senior Analyst
Environmental Working Group

Before the California State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality

Hearing on Senate Bill 1313
April 7, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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April 17, 2008

Ms. Cynthia Oshita
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 401
1001 I Street, 19th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95812-4010

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2008

Contact: Bill Walker, (510) 444-0973 x301

OAKLAND, Calif., April 10 – Environmental Working Group (EWG) Vice President/West Coast Bill Walker issued the following statement applauding the recent passage of California Senate Bill 1313, by Sen. Ellen Corbett, to ban the use of PFC chemicals in food packaging out of the Committee on Environmental Quality.