We don’t hear much about it, but Americans ought to know that the EPA is conducting illegal pollution experiments on humans. Substances such as soot, diesel exhaust, dust, ozone, and chlorine gas (the chemical weapon of WWI) were studied for their effects on people and reported in Environmental Health Perspectives September 2011, according to the Washington Times.
Under EPA’s auspices, such unethical studies were conducted on human subjects at the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, and the University of Rochester.
The studies were designed to expose people to pollutant levels considered by the EPA to be dangerous, even deadly. Oddly, the studies neither sickened nor killed anyone, or so the EPA says. If such “dangerous substances” had no ill effects on humans, why does the EPA declare them pollutants?
More oddly, the EPA is using these same studies to expand the regulations that control these “pollutants.” The fact that they show no ill effects by EPA’s own studies doesn’t seem to matter. What matters more is the EPA’s hubris in sponsoring studies that have the potential, by its own admission, to harm humans in a major way. Such studies smack of Nazi experiments on humans during WWII.
Such matters are the cause for lawsuits pending upon the EPA, which has been called into question on the ethics and legality of its pollutant testing on people. CFACT (Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow) filed a personal injury lawsuit, charging the EPA with attempted manslaughter for exposing people to lethal doses of its own declared pollutants.
At the request of Congress, the OIG (Office of Inspector General) embarked on an evaluation of EPA’s pollution research to determine whether it “followed applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidance when it exposed human subjects to diesel exhaust emissions or concentrated airborne particles.”
California’s own Barbara Boxer ignored the persuasions of other senators to hold committee hearings on EPA’s illegal human testing. Meanwhile, Gina McCarthy, the new EPA Administrator lectures university students with a straight face about the fabled glories of Obama’s climate plan. Little do those students know that universities like theirs may be next in line to test their friends with the pollutants that support the regulations emanating from the president’s climate plan.
The Democrats and their rogue agencies act as if they are above the law and answer to no one on the ethics of their proceedings. In the meantime, they continue to write rules that kill jobs, the economy, and perhaps people too.
While the OIG report is expected later this year, its findings are not expected to change the way our errant government operates. Beware of being euchred into human testing experiments conducted at our most revered universities, lest we become the guinea pigs of government, if we aren’t already.