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Offline Don_P

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Re: Monsanto buys congress
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2017, 03:55:03 AM »
Monsanto and friends want to install Michael Dourson to head the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, not a good idea.

Some of his credits
"For more than two decades, Dourson has been the go-to "voice of the chemical industry" when corporate polluters and chemical manufacturers need misleading research to minimize the effects of toxic chemicals. In the 1990s, tobacco giant Philip Morris hired Dourson's firm to generate research downplaying the negative effects of secondhand smoke. He justified his decision to work with Big Tobacco by saying "Jesus hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors. … Why should we exclude anyone that needs help?"

Dourson has since made a career of shamelessly defending the chemical industry with shady science and questionable research. Multinational chemical manufacturers like Dow, Monsanto and DuPont have routinely hired him to downplay the effects of highly toxic substances found in pesticides and everyday products like cosmetics and shampoo that are linked to birth defects, developmental problems and cancer. A now-defunct website his firm built for the chemical industry once claimed that toxic chemicals in children's toys weren't so dangerous since water can be toxic, too, at a high enough volume."

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Re: Monsanto buys congress
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 05:31:39 AM »
It's so sad I don't know if I should thank you for the news or not.  :(   But thanks.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.