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EPA Chief Pruitt & White House Sought to Block Chemical Release Study

HeadlineMay 17, 2018
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Politico reports that Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency and the White House tried to block publication of a federal health study on a national water contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide said it would cause a “public relations nightmare.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study would show that the chemicals PFOA and PFOS, which are used in Teflon and firefighting foam, endanger human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously called safe. The study remains unpublished.

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