**Are you a scientist or do you work in a medical or public health field? Have something to share about how this might affect your life or work? Don’t forget to share your personal story!**Scott Pruitt’s EPA has proposed a new rule to limit the use of scientific studies in policy making.
This strategy is right out of the tobacco industry’s playbook, where they used blatant attempts to obscure and disregard studies that linked cigarettes to harmful health effects. Just like we know cigarettes are dangerous, we also know that pollution and climate disruption pose a threat to our families. But Pruitt wants to try Big Tobacco’s tricks to hide the truth.
If finalized, this outrageous rule would limit the use of long-standing landmark public health studies linking air pollution and pesticide exposure to harmful health impacts. Because the studies rely on medical and health data, they are confidential to protect patient privacy. Scott Pruitt wants to disregard these studies in order to give polluters a free pass and cause thousands of people to suffer.
We have till the end of May to make public comments on this harmful rule. Let’s rise to support sound science, not Pruitt’s polluting pals. Take action and add your name today.
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