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Protecting Our Research Volunteers

2014 April 2

Reposted from EPA Connect, the Official Blog of EPA Leadership

By Bob Kavlock

Protecting human health is both a core mission, and a natural extension of everything we do here at EPA. Our commitments to protecting the nation’s air, water, and natural ecosystems, taking action on climate change, and working with local communities to help them become more resilient and sustainable all lead back to protecting human health.

Recently, we have revisited that commitment in one particular area of great importance as we continue using the latest, and best-available science to support our work.

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  1. Bradley S. Hayes permalink
    April 3, 2014

    If the core mission is protecting Human health, then in Ashland Ky you have failed, these Americans are poisoned daily, have been for the last 100 years, in the 1980’s, with help of EPA, city officials, EEC of KY, they built massive concrete walls for barriers to block flow of chemicals from getting into water and buried this land under soil, the poison is still there, and people are still getting sick, two people in my family were poisoned by these chemicals, my Grandfather died at 52, highest level of Chromium ever recorded in a Human body, intoxicated with Cadmium, Lead, my father is fighting for his life in Louisville right now, also poisoned by these chemicals, is this fair that companies make billions, and the middle class of this country are left to suffer and die by these chemicals. TELL ME IT AIN’T SO JOE!

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