Subjects are placed in a chamber in which they breathe diesel exhaust emissions from trucks parked outside.
For more than 10 years, EPA has imposed regulations costing the economy billions of dollars, based on the claim that small particles (“PM2.5”) kill thousands, even hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. PM2.5, which consists of particles smaller in diameter than a human hair, is produced by natural and industrial processes, farming, fires, engine exhausts, industrial grinding and friction, even dust from the ground in the desert.
“In addition to the shocking nature of this ‘warning,’ even if it were acceptable to risk the lives of human study subjects for the sake of science-and it’s not-such a warning would need to be in writing, according to federal regulations,” state Milloy and Dunn.
“The EPA is in a dilemma,” states Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “Either it has lied to Congress about the dangers of PM2.5, or it is deliberately exposing vulnerable human patients to substances it believes may kill them.”