News - Claims of Climate-Caused Human Health Problems Questioned | Heartland Institute
"Junk science" is behind many of the claims linking current levels of air pollution and climate change to human health problems.
...In his presentation, titled “EPA’s Human Experiments With Particulate Matter: Proof of Government Science Corruption,” Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com, strongly criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for carrying out experiments on human subjects, exposing them to a substance EPA says can kill “within hours.”
For more than two decades, EPA has pushed for strict regulation of PM 2.5 particulate matter, or soot, Milloy said.
EPA has gone to great lengths to emphasize particulate matter poses a threat to human health, even though it has failed to document any cases of people being harmed by PM 2.5.
Milloy noted EPA has written there is “no safe level of exposure to PM 2.5” and people exposed to it can “die within hours,” with those at greatest risk being people over the age of 70 and children.
If this is true, Milloy asked, why does EPA expose human test subjects to PM 2.5 levels far higher than they will ever experience in the environment?
EPA assures volunteers participating in the experiments they have nothing to fear, yet it tells the public PM 2.5 is highly dangerous, Milloy said..."