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Critics see hidden goal in EPA data access rule

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Science  04 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6388, pp. 472-473
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6388.472

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  • EPA must fight against the ancient regime

    Warren Cornwall wrote an article entitled “Critics see hidden goal in EPA data access rule” (1). The new findings of EPA will fight against the targeted industry. It is very important to use publically available data instead of nonpublic data. It is crucial to convert nonpublic data to public data with critical privacy information eliminated (2). There is no reason to use nonpublic data to disclose the new findings. We have been facing with dilemma between economics (industry) and public health. We don’t need human sacrifice anymore under any circumstances. A question is raised whether EPA can stand against political powers or not. EPA does not need any compromise while we earn money from industry. We are not sure whether many of us will support EPA or not because of the economics reason. Every one of us should not be selfish. Otherwise, EPA will simply waste our money.

    References:
    1. Warren Cornwall,“Critics see hidden goal in EPA data access rule,” Science 04 May 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6388, pp. 472-473
    2. Yoshiyasu Takefuji, “A tool for automatically removing privacy from human subjects data should be developed,” Science (eLetter, 14 April 2018)
    http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6385/133/tab-e-letters

    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • RE: microparticulates

    The presentation looks like correlation without evidence of causation. And in the absence of quantification... One is reminded of the evidence for radiation hormesis, negating the straight-line extrapolation of harm from high levels to zero.

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