R. Thomas Zoeller

Andrew Wheeler EPA

The EPA—again—fails to protect children’s health: R. Thomas Zoeller

On the chemical perchlorate, the agency charged with protecting human health and the environment has "evolved" from pressing for a health protective proposal to no regulation at all.

The country's primary government agency in charge of protecting human health and the environment is choosing NOT to regulate a chemical called perchlorate in drinking water.

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. (Credit: USDA)

From coronavirus to chemicals—when the government ignores science, Americans die: R. Thomas Zoeller

The disconnect between science and government action is on full daily display during this COVID-19 pandemic—and with deadly consequences. But the government's actions of limiting the impact of science on policy is not new.

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Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testing
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Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testing

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves to get rid of research and testing in mammals (rats and mice), we are concerned the environmental impacts on human health—especially our children—will become worse.

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The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clear
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The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clear

Editor's note: This is adapted from a lecture Zoeller gave at the 51st Session of International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies: Science for Peace the World Over, in Erice, Italy, in August. It has been lightly edited.

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