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Why this matters: Under the false flag of transparency, EPA is putting children at greater risk. The agency is now disregarding the science it previously relied upon apparently due to a proposed new rule allowing it to disregard studies where the patients’ identities and medical records are kept anonymous, a common practice in clinical research. As the New York Times put it when the “transparency” rule was first proposed, “[this] regulation would let the federal government dismiss or downplay some of the most important environmental research of the past decades.” It looks like that is exactly what EPA just did — despite the potential harm to children and farm workers.
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, the medical journal Lancet published their annual report on health in relation to climate change, subtitling it: “code red for a healthy future.” The report delves beyond the obvious effects of wildfires, hurricanes, and extreme weather events — looking at food security; livelihoods; human physical and mental […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The EPA announced Monday that it will move toward regulating perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — manmade “forever chemicals” — that don’t naturally break down and can contaminate both air and water. These chemicals, found in various household products, from dental floss to nonstick pans, can also be harmful […]
The editors of over 230 medical journals said in a statement on Monday that climate change is a health issue and that its effects could become “catastrophic” if world leaders don’t do more to address it. The health impacts of climate change include wildfire smoke–which has been linked to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases–and pollutants […]
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