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Testimony & Official Correspondence

Thursday, November 8, 2007

December 3-5, 2003

Jane Houlihan
Vice President for Research
Environmental Working Group
Washington DC

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Friday, February 6, 2009

July 17, 2003 | A chemical associated with dozens of popular consumer products has proven to be surprisingly toxic and pervasive. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting the most extensive scientific review in the Agency's history to find out how this chemical has contaminated the blood of over 90% of Americans.

This chemical belongs to the family of "perfluorochemicals" (PFCs), many of which never break down in the environment. They are used in brand name consumer products such as Stainmaster, Scotchgard, Gore-Tex and Teflon.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A routine-seeming government meeting this Friday marks the public debut of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says is one of the most sweeping regulatory inquiries it has ever mounted on an industrial chemical. The chemical happens to be the key manufacturing aid for what is unquestionably DuPont’s marquee product brand, Teflon.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Beyond DuPont’s Game Face On Federal Teflon Chemical Inquiry Lie Aggressive and Illegal Efforts To Control Damage

A routine-seeming government meeting this Friday marks the public debut of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says is one of the most sweeping regulatory inquiries it has ever mounted on an industrial chemical. The chemical happens to be the key manufacturing aid for what is unquestionably DuPont’s marquee product brand, Teflon.

Monday, February 26, 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl L Mitchell" < [email protected] >
To: [NAME REMOVED]

Subject: Use of DuPont trademark

To Whom It May Concern:

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Friday, April 11, 2003

EWG asks EPA administrator Whitman to investigation apparent reporting violations by DuPont Chemical. EWG submits documentation that DuPont had determined that 2 of 7 babies born to Teflon-exposed female workers in the company's Parkersburg WV plant had facial birth defects. DuPont had not reported this information to EPA as required under Section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Monday, March 17, 2003

 

Testimony before the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jane Houlihan
Vice President for Research
Environmental Working Group
Washington DC

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March 17, 2003

I appreciate the extended time and the opportunity to present our viewpoints here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The federal government has published proposed, revised cancer risk assessment guidelines that contain significant conclusions and changes in the way the EPA will assess the risk from cancer-causing chemicals in the environment.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Susan Meek
Vice-President of Licensing & Communications
Hedstrom Corporation
3436 North Kennicott
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Dear Susan,

I am writing to thank you for Hedstrom’s laudable step of discontinuing use of arsenic (CCA) pressure treated wood in children’s playsets. Clearly, this is a beneficial action that will help in protecting children from the risks of exposure to arsenic, a human carcinogen, at unsafe levels. It is also a step of industry leadership.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Statement by Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group, Before the Committee on Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Participants

January 8, 2003

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today.

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