Pruitt Buries Source of Formaldehyde in Story About EPA Burying Study on Formaldehyde and Pediatric Cancer
Burying the formaldehyde study is part of an effort by Pruitt and aides to undermine EPA's research program, current and former officials tell POLITICO.
The Trump administration is suppressing an Environmental Protection Agency report that warns that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor in the course of daily life to put them at risk of developing leukemia and other ailments, a current and a former agency official told POLITICO.
The warnings are contained in a draft health assessment EPA scientists completed just before Donald Trump became president, according to the officials. They saidtop advisers to departing Administrator Scott Pruitt are delaying its release as part of a campaign to undermine the agency’s independent research into the health risks of toxic chemicals....
Formaldehyde is one of the most commonly used chemicals in the country. Americans are exposed to it through wood composites in cabinets and furniture, as well as air pollution from major refineries. [AND ALMOST EVERY VACCINE ON THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SCHEDULE MANDATED BY THE CDC.] The new assessment would give greater weight to warnings about the chemical's risks and could lead to stricter regulations from the EPA or class-action lawsuits targeting its manufacturers, as frequently occurs after these types of studies are released.
Politico skipped the fact that American infants are dosed with formaldehyde at almost every pediatrician visit. Here are the ingredients in each vaccine. Photo source, CDC here.