EPA Report On Dangers Of Formaldehyde To Most Americans Being Deliberately Delayed, Sources Claim
The new assessment on the chemical could lead to greater restrictions and possible class-action lawsuits. “They’re stonewalling every step of the way,” one official said, accusing political appointees of interfering with the formaldehyde assessment and other reports on toxic chemicals.
Sources: EPA Blocks Warnings On Cancer-Causing Chemical
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 said top 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. (Snider, 7/6)
In other news from the administration —
The New York Times:
Instead Of A Ban, Transgender Military Recruits Hit Endless Red Tape
Nicholas Bade showed up at an Air Force recruiting office on an icy morning in January, determined to be one of the first transgender recruits to enlist in the military. He was in top shape, and had earned two martial arts black belts. He had already aced the military aptitude test, and organized the stack of medical records required to show he was stable and healthy enough to serve. So he expected to be called for basic training in a month, maybe two at the most. (Philipps, 7/5)