In a blog titled “EPA Sued Over Heinous Experiments on Humans,” Paul Chesser of the National Legal & Policy Center spells out a troubling practice at UNC Chapel Hill that he describes as “something out of World War II-era Germany.”

Steven Milloy, who filed the lawsuit, is founder and publisher of the highly regarded web site, and was a guest speaker at the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society luncheon on July 16, at which he discussed the rogue experimentation. You can find the video here

Chesser served as associate editor for Carolina Journal  from 2001 to 2007. His articles have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country, and he has been a guest on network television shows and radio programs nationwide. His blog post about the human experiments is below:

After accumulating evidence via the Freedom of Information Act that showed the Environmental Protection Agency conducted disturbing experiments that exposed humans to inhalable particulates the agency has said are deadly, sound science advocate Steven Milloy has sued the federal government.

The trials, which were carried out at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, exposed subjects to fine particulate matter (called “PM2.5”) at extremely elevated levels for up to two hours at a time. EPA’s Web site on particulate matter and its 2009 “Summary of PM2.5 Risk Estimates,” stated, “an examination of cause-specific risk estimates found that PM2.5 risk estimates for cardiovascular deaths are similar to those for all-cause deaths….” Also, in July 2011 EPA stated in the Federal Register announcement of its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that “a recent EPA analysis estimated that 2005 levels of PM2.5 and ozone were responsible for between 130,000 and 320,000 PM2.5-related and 4,700 ozone-related premature deaths….”

And to cap it all, last September EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, “Particulate matter causes death. It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.”

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