Support for EPA from Doctors and Scientists

You've probably seen a lot of nasty attacks against EPA in media report lately. You are not alone.

As EDF's Susanne Brooks writes in our Market Forces blog:

Given that EPA is in the midst of finalizing some of the most critical regulation protecting American human health from poisonous air pollution, one might think that a simple 'thank you' might be in order. Instead, EPA is facing unfounded attacks from several angles.

Susanne's blog post cites some "egregious" examples of people who refuse to believe that air pollution is bad for your health – including one newspaper columnist who recently demanded that EPA “show him the bodies” of air pollution victims.

Susanne then compiles a list of responses from leaders in the scientific community. Those responses provide powerful evidence to support EPA's efforts to protect our air.

The most compelling statement may be from Lynn Goldman, Dean and Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and a member of EDF's Board of Trustees. Susanne writes:

She refers to the family members who can actually point to the bodies of loved ones who 'dropped dead from a heart attack after breathing too much air on a Code Red day.'

Read more in Susanne's full post, Thank You EPA.

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