Testimony & Official Correspondence

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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The Honorable Barbara Boxer

United States Senate

Committee on Environment and Public Works

Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510-6175

July 30, 2007

Dear Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee:

We are writing to urge the Committee to support S. 742, The Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007, and to commend those Committee members who have already cosponsored this important legislation.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

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June 20, 2007

Dr. Michael D. Shelby
Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction
National Institute of Environmental Health Services
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 12233
MD EC-32
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Re: Comments on the Interim Draft NTP-CERHR Report on the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Bisphenol

Friday, June 8, 2007

"Flame retardants present a growing risk to human health, particularly the health of infants and children, and levels in the environment appear to be increasing. Today's vote represents a great victory for Washington activists, and could boost similar efforts in states across the country and set the stage for a national ban."


EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007


EWG is disturbed to learn that Dennis C. Paustenbach is on the "Short List" of potential appointees to the Asbestos Panel of the EPA Science Advisory Board. EPA's Ispecifies that appointees to the Panel should display "absence of financial conflicts of interest" and "absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality." Based on evidence of his work for defendant corporations in lawsuits over asbestos exposure, his studies that consistently aim to refute or minimize the scientifically established risks of asbestos exposure, and other evidence detailed below of a lack of adherence to scientific and professional ethics, it is clear that Dr. Paustenbach is unfit to serve on the Panel.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

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May 4, 2007

Dr. David Acheson
Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Dear Dr. Acheson:

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Senior Scientist

Environmental Working Group

Hearing on Perchlorate: Health and Environmental Impacts of Unregulated Exposure

Before the House of Representatives

Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 10 am

Submitted for the Record

Monday, May 28, 2007

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March 29, 2007

Stephen L. Johnson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Dear Administrator Johnson,

Monday, July 2, 2007

February 28, 2007

David A. Schwartz, M.D.
National Toxicology Program
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Fax: 919.541.2260

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

Friday, May 18, 2007

January 4, 2007

Mr. Jim Jones, Director
Office of Pesticide Programs
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 7510P
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460-0001

Dear Mr. Jones,