EPA charged with lethal experiments on hundreds of unsuspecting subjects

A suit filed in federal court charges the Environmental Protection Agency with conducting illegal and potentially lethal experiments on hundreds of financially needy people who were paid $12/hour without even informing them of risks. Based upon thousands of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, procedures undertaken since 2004 and continuing through the Obama administration exposed subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine to very high levels of toxic air pollutants.

By |2012-11-14T17:57:48+00:00November 14th, 2012|Op-Ed Articles|4 Comments

FDA picks environmental hype over public health

The government has long sought to protect both public health and the environment, but what does it do when these two priorities seemingly conflict with one another? Well such was recently the case when the FDA was charged with removing the last remaining over-the-counter asthma inhaler.

By |2013-02-21T10:56:13+00:00April 22nd, 2011|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on FDA picks environmental hype over public health

Real life and antibiotic resistance

The Wall Street Journal recently made a dreadful error in a news story. That’s “dreadful” as in causing consumers to dread the potential loss of the antibiotics we need to cure pneumonia, tuberculosis, and infected scratches.     On January 10, the WSJ online told its readers that America’s hog farmers were overusing antibiotics in their hogs’ feed—and that could lead to more antibiotic resistance in humans. Food editors eagerly pounced on the scare story. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, issued a correction statement on March 18, saying that the WSJ had “wrongly interpreted” a statement by one if its research administrators [...]

By |2011-04-13T00:00:00+00:00April 13th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Real life and antibiotic resistance

Dog lovers and baby killers

By Cyril BoynesA couple months ago, when its dog-sledding business lost customers, a Canadian company had a hundred of its dogs killed. The incident “shocked” and “angered” people. The employee who shot the dogs said he suffered “post traumatic stress” from killing them and wants compensation.Animal activists used the incident in campaigns against dog sled rides. “I don’t think society is willing to accept that animals should be killed just because they are surplus or don’t suit the purpose they were born for,” said one. “The magnitude of this atrocity is so shocking – our heads are reeling,” another said.Huskies are [...]

By |2011-04-12T00:00:00+00:00April 12th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Dog lovers and baby killers

Smart growth policies outsmart pocketbooks

What would happen if cities nationwide adopted so-called "smart growth" policies similar to those of, say, Portland, Oregon? Well this was the inquiry of a recent study conducted by the National Center for Public Policy Research, and the results don't bode well for those favoring nestling more folks into the Big City.

By |2013-08-30T15:43:45+00:00March 28th, 2005|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Smart growth policies outsmart pocketbooks