EPA Experiments on People

Which do you find more shocking: that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts experiments on humans that its own risk assessments would deem potentially lethal, or that it hides the results of those experiments from Congress and the public because they debunk those very same risk assessments?

JunkScience.com recently obtained through the Freedom of Information Act the results of tests conducted on 41 people who were exposed by EPA researchers to high levels of airborne fine particulate matter – soot and dust known as PM2.5.

If we are to believe the congressional testimony of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, these experiments risked the lives of these 41 people, at least one of whom was already suffering from heart problems.

Steve Milloy editorial in the Washington Times.

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  1. Joe S. says:


  2. Tom H. says:

    If a private company did this it would be front page news. Above the fold.

  3. Studebaker says:

    Protecting the environment is a worthy goal that all Americans should take seriously. Countries tend to value environmental protection more and more as they progress economically and become wealthier. However, some of the people at the EPA see economic development as the enemy of the environment.

  4. brian says:

    I’m not at all shocked by this.