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What's more dangerous to your health than fracking? The EPA, apparently

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It turns out that while environmentalist groups try to link fracking to cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency was actively exposing people to dangerous carcinogens — for their own good, of course.

An EPA inspector general's report found that the agency did obtain approval to conduct five "human research studies" exposing "81 human study subjects to" toxic pollutants including diesel exhaust. The IG report found that "exposure risks were not always consistently represented."

So the EPA asked people to expose themselves to dangerous pollutants — some at levels 50 times greater than what is safe — but didn’t tell them about the dangers.

Why would the EPA, which supposedly cares so much about the public’s health, do this, especially to people who already had health problems?

To justify more regulations and funding, of course.

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Ashe Schow

Commentary Writer
The Washington Examiner