Comments on: Biomarkers in Human Health Hazard Evaluation https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/08/biomarkers-in-human-health-hazard-evaluation/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jason Fritz https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/08/biomarkers-in-human-health-hazard-evaluation/#comment-3197 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:46:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=929#comment-3197 An interesting idea. To some extent this is already being done- a “sin tax” is applied to alcohol and tobacco products in some states, with the revenues generated from this side tax being applied to state resources such as public education and highway maintenance. While the idea behind the tax may not have been to limit toxic exposure to citizens, the effect is similar to what you describe. Also, a separate tax is applied by states to gasoline, with some portion of that budget earmarked for public projects. Of course, excessive or unfair taxation could quickly impinge on personal freedoms, so these decisions should be carefully considered in this context of public health vs. personal freedom.

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By: Ernest Martinson https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/08/biomarkers-in-human-health-hazard-evaluation/#comment-3196 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:33:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=929#comment-3196 Assuming an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, people’s lifetime exposure to toxins could be minimized through a price markup of products and services externalizing toxic byproducts into the environment. The price markup, captured by government, is then to be distributed to individuals as a health dividend, being that the environment is part of our god-given commons. Through this toxic tax recovery and distribution, the health of both environment and persons should be enhanced.

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By: Arman.- https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/08/biomarkers-in-human-health-hazard-evaluation/#comment-3195 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:32:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/science/?p=929#comment-3195 Biomarkers : Straight Counterattack.-

Toxin likes travelling, difference – among places – when we meet. It sustained attack everything what they want, what they should need. Natural selection is a judge that whoever the winner future………..!

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