The Obama EPA’s Heinous Human Experiments

epaPresident Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been subjecting unknowing human guinea pigs to high levels of carcinogens and potentially lethal pollutants in order to justify tough new air quality standards.

To make matters worse, EPA has been carrying out these egregiously immoral and unethical human experiments in which subjects are made to inhale freshly pumped-in diesel truck exhaust fumes without advising them of the risk to their health.

Such EPA-funded studies have reportedly been carried out at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Rochester (N.Y.), University of Southern California, University of Michigan, and elsewhere.

It is social engineering of the worst sort carried out by left-wing bureaucrats who view people as objects or playthings, not as individuals. It is also consistent with the profoundly misanthropic ethos of environmentalism, a movement that was already radical 25 years ago but has become outright totalitarian in its goals since it was taken over by neo-Marxists around the world following the collapse of their ideal state, the Soviet Union.

The news, which has largely been ignored by the mainstream media, comes amidst the EPA’s draconian crackdown on wood-burning stoves (that will probably lead to a crackdown on fireplaces too eventually).

The disturbing finding that Americans have been subjected to dangerous toxins for political gain is contained in a new investigative report by The Daily Caller’s Michael Bastasch.

The article comes on the heels of a new report by the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that says the EPA’s experiments exposed individuals, including those with asthma and cardiac problems, to pollutants such as diesel fumes in quantities up to 50 times greater than the levels the agency deems safe for humans.

None of the $12-an-hour test subjects has died (yet) but some of them have experienced significant health problems.

After being exposed to “ambient air pollution particles” in 2010, an obese 58-year-old woman with medical problems and a family history of heart disease had to go to the hospital. One volunteer patient was exposed to ozone for 15 minutes and developed a nasty cough while two other experienced “cardiac arrhythmias” during testing.

The dangerous taxpayer-funded experiments were unearthed in 2012 by pseudoscience debunker Steve Milloy. Using the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), his website, JunkScience.com, got its hands on the results of tests EPA quacks conducted on people who were exposed to high levels of airborne fine particulate matter – soot and dust that scientists refer to PM2.5.

In congressional testimony in late 2011, then-EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told a congressional committee in effect that her agency was putting at risk the lives of study subjects.

“Particulate matter causes premature death. It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should,” said Jackson who is infamous for using secret pseudonymous email accounts in to conceal her official activities from FoIA inquiries and Congress. EPA claims that PM2.5 can kill those who inhale it within two days of exposure.

“If we could reduce particulate matter to healthy levels it would have the same impact as finding a cure for cancer in our country,” Jackson added.

“Got that?” Milloy wrote. “Airborne dust and soot don’t make you sick, they just kill you – virtually upon exposure.”

So is it true? Is particulate matter dangerous or not?

One manager who oversees the human experiments told the OIG that “the exposure risk for healthy individuals is minimal” and that a person breathing 420 micrograms per cubic meter for two hours “would inhale the same concentration as they would breathing 35 [micrograms per cubic meter]” which happens to be the EPA’s 24-hour regulatory standard for outdoor PM2.5 levels.

The manager added that “PM risk is focused on susceptible populations and that the risk is small for those with no overt disease.”

The EPA carried out five experiments in 2010 and 2011 to examine the health impact of particulate matter, or PM, and diesel exhaust on people. Although the newly released OIG report found that the EPA did obtain consent forms from 81 people in five studies the “exposure risks were not always consistently represented.”

“Further, the EPA did not include information on long-term cancer risks in its diesel exhaust studies’ consent forms,” the report continued. “An EPA manager considered these long-term risks minimal for short-term study exposures” but “human subjects were not informed of this risk in the consent form.”

The EPA has been conducting these controlled exposure studies for about 40 years, according to the OIG report. The report continues:

“In controlled exposure studies, human subjects are intentionally exposed to pollutants under controlled conditions. These studies allow investigators to isolate and explain health events related to such exposures. According to National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) guidance, the studies can also help estimate ‘safe threshold exposures for humans.’”

Three EPA studies administered high levels of PM to subjects and two of the studies exposed individuals to large quantities of diesel exhaust and ozone.

Although the EPA maintains that particulate matter harms human health, the agency downplays those health risks in the scientific studies it conducts on real, live people.

“This lack of warning about PM is also different from the EPA’s public image about PM,” said the Inspector General’s report.

In other words, the EPA says one thing about these pollutants to the public and something much different when its officials testify on Capitol Hill.

This duplicitousness outrages Milloy. He previously opined:

“Which do you find more shocking: that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts experiments on humans that its own risk assessments would deem potentially lethal, or that it hides the results of those experiments from Congress and the public because they debunk those very same risk assessments?”

It’s a fair question to ask.

The EPA’s schizophrenia on particulate matter is explained by the Obama’s administration animus toward private industry and markets in general. The agency has been crying wolf while it argues for tougher regulations governing PM2.5, which would undoubtedly hurt businesses, kill jobs, and suffocate the economy.

The EPA has moved forward at full speed in its regulatory rulemaking regarding regarding PM2.5 without bothering to wait for its own Inspector General to complete a review of the experiments it conducts on people.

“Maybe the biggest reason to slow down the new rule is that the EPA is talking out of both sides of their mouth,” Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said previously. “On one side exposure to it is deadly, and on the other they say human exposure studies are not harmful.”

Critics say EPA is either doctoring the science surrounding PM2.5 to further its regulatory agenda or exposing individuals to dangerous pollutants for minimal scientific gains.

“It’s alarming how the EPA is purposefully and blatantly ignoring an ongoing investigation of the legality and therefore scientific legitimacy of the use of human testing,” Vitter said. “This is another example of the EPA continuing to pick and choose scientific ‘facts’ to support their overreaching agenda.”

EPA has long believed that particulate matter can kill. The OIG report references a 2003 EPA document that warns that even brief exposure to PM can lead to heart attacks and cardiac arrhythmias in individuals with coronary disease. Long-term exposure supposedly reduces lung function and can cause death. A 2006 EPA document provides more links between short-term PM exposure and “mortality and morbidity.”

The EPA regulates particulate matter which itself is a “mixture of harmful solid and liquid particles.” PM of 2.5 microns or less, which is about “1/30th the thickness of a human hair,” enter the human respiratory system and can harm or even kill a person after a brief exposure.

Although the EPA has established PM2.5 primary standards at 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air on an annual average basis, the agency subjected individuals to PM levels of 600 micrograms per cubic meter, or 40 times what the agency considers to be an acceptable standard for air in the outdoors. One person was exposed to “pollutant concentrations that reached 751″ micrograms per cubic meter.

EPA policy is to warn people with respiratory or heart diseases, the aged, and children to stay indoors when PM2.5 levels register between about 250 and 500 micrograms per cubic meter.

The EPA must be aware that moderate exposure to particulate matter is not harmful.

Yet the agency exposed research volunteers to PM levels many, many times in excess of the norm to induce bodily harm and gin up some basis for its crackdown on PM.

What the EPA has done has echoes of the Third Reich to it.

A research watchdog group called the Alliance for Human Research Protection accepts EPA’s public pronouncement that “there is no safe level of PM2.5.” Accordingly, the organization slams the EPA for “conducting ongoing poisonous air pollutant inhalation experiments on human beings that defy civilized medical research.”

During the research sessions, “subjects are cordoned off in a sealed chamber inhaling fine particle pollutants, including diesel exhaust that is piped in from an idling diesel truck.” The experiments “demonstrably violate universal ethical, medical and legal standards of civilized medical research, including The Nuremberg Code, The Declaration of Helsinki, and ‘The Common Rule’ of the US Code of Federal Regulations.”

The Alliance believes “it is not an overstatement to compare these wholly non-therapeutic poison inhalation experiments, conducted by EPA scientists and EPA-funded academics, to the experiments conducted by the Nazi doctors who were tried and convicted at Nuremberg.”

The Alliance statement continued:

“EPA exploited human beings who were used as a means to an end. They were deliberately exposed to poisonous substances–against their best interest–in order to determine the degree of harm the mixture of pollutants and diesel gas produce in human beings. These unconscionable experiments were conducted by medical doctors and academic scientists–they violate all ethical, medical and legal codified standards of civilized medical research.”

It’s pretty hard to argue with that.

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  • FF3

    This is, somehow, news?
    – The Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense in the 1940s and 1950s did atmospheric tests of atomic weapons and exposed military personnel to high levels of radiation, knowing at a minimum the effects would be harmful. Never mind that, according to documents Clinton had declassified in the 1990s, nonconsensual radiation testing was done on unwitting hospital patients, prisoners and soldiers.
    - The U.S. Department of Public Health tested the effects of syphilis on African-American sharecroppers in Alabama for 50 years by deliberately introducing the virus into their bloodstream. The sharecroppers were never told of the virus, but were led to believe they were receiving free health care from the government.
    - The CIA did experiments on prisoners, soldiers and unwitting subjects in testing drugs and serums for psychological warfare during the Cold War.
    I am not saying that what is described in the article is ethical and fine, but we cannot sit and pretend that this is the first time (or the first presidential administration) to do such things.

    • tryingtopickaname

      Who is pretending that this is the first time? It wasn’t ethical then, and it isn;t ethical now….just because *someone else did it, too* doesn’t make it any less egregious, now; in fact, it is now more egregious, having been carried out in defiance of the past.

    • http://subversioninc.com Matthew Vadum

      Nobody is pretending. They were wrong too. But Obama’s EPA isn’t even pretending to be advancing public health. It’s simply a sick demonstration aimed at artificially generating political support for more attacks on capitalism. It is Nazi-like and abominable just as some past experiments were.

    • 70skids

      Hey Caligula pull your head out your butt. We are talking about this now were people are currently affected. Try to get a clue or buy a vowel.

    • pfbonney

      That’s like saying “We all know that Obama Administration scandals occur, so this new scandal is, somehow, news?”

      Or like saying, “We all know that wealth-redistribution schemes (e.g., socialism, communism, Democrat-ism) never work (i.e., permanently make wealthy) anywhere it has ever been tried, so this new wealth redistribution scheme the Democrats in Congress are trying is, somehow, news?”

      Each new event still needs to be covered on its own merits.

  • Sharps Rifle

    People were charged with Crimes Against Humanity for things like this…and those people were hanged. Eichmann, Mengele and others were, rightly, executed for what these EPA-funded “scientists” were doing.

    I love my country, but I fear and loathe its government. Obama’s regime is now committing crimes that warrant not just impeachment and removal, but also trial, conviction and execution.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      Normally, I would give a lengthy response to the article, above. However, you made sure that I didn’t have to. Thanks, and I agree with you …

    • MarilynA

      Further proof that Obama has turned to the Fascism to control this country and everything we do. His purging our military of it’s best professional officers is another indication of his plans for the future. Like his African predecessors, Idi Amin, Robert Mugabe and other tyrannical African dictators, don’t expect him to give up power when his term in office expires. He will find a way to hang onto power. The turning a blind eye to rampart black on white attacks appears to be planned to cause a white reaction which will give him an excuse to declare martial law.

      • victoryman

        I am waiting for our “Reichstag fire” event in our country. Instead of blaming Jews, Communists, etc. as Hitler did, the Administration will blame the list of “Terrorists” made up by Janet (Jack) Napolitano…..Veterans, Bible readers, gun owners, pro-lifers, the “Right wing,” throw in the Tea Party and you have enough blame to go around…….and declare martial law for “The security of the country.” Disarmament of the population will follow. After all, a disarmed population is a controllable population. All that needs to be done is to follow in Hitler’s footsteps. At this point the blind, deaf and dumb (Stupid) in our country, the Sheeple and Lowinfomofows will find out why government agencies contracted for billions of rounds of ammunition, (Real)assault rifles, sniper rifles, armored personnel carriers, etc.

    • kikorikid

      Please, Somebody, FOIA, the EPAs “Human Subjects Protocol”
      that is required for ALL human subjects studies.
      If it reveals what is stated here then the person(s) who
      “cleared” this research should be prosecuted. NOW!

    • victoryman

      You are right on target, S.R.

    • truebearing

      Well said. About your solution…can we just fast-forward to the third phase?

  • joshuasweet

    it is just like his fast and furious scandal, designed to affect the laws no matter what the truth is

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    These crime perpetrated by the EPA rank up there with the things Mengele and other cretins have done. Unfortunately, no one will go to jail for these heinous crimes.

  • Undezog

    Barack Hussein Obama is the affirmative action Hitler. He is like Hitler, but more incompetent. When Hitler did his speeches, he didn’t need or use a teleprompter. Also, Hitler built the autobahn and conceived the volkswagon car; however, Obama just has the Solyndra scandal. Hitler killed 6 million Jews directly; Obama is leading from behind and is hoping Iran will kill the six million Jews in Israel.

    • NJK

      I think Obama is capable of gassing millions of people. He just puts on a bigger act.

    • truebearing

      Obama is setting the stage for a far greater loss of life by being passive. His passivit has created a power vacuum that is being filled by the most dangerous nations on earth.

      Hitler and Obama may have had similar circumstances in their childhoods, to some extent, but Hitler at least had the physical courage to fight in WWI. Obama isn’t masculine enough to risk his life in a fight. He uses passivity to destroy America and create conditions that are perilous for Israel and disastrous for America and the world in general. Valerie Jarrett is more of a man than Obama. in the end, however, Obama will cause more death than Hitler ever did.

  • Libslayer

    “Progressives” care deeply about the human race, or so they tell us.
    Individual humans? Not so much.
    If you want a progressive omelet, you’re gonna have to break some “little people” eggs.

  • alericKong

    Pollutants don’t kill people.
    The EPA does.

  • CaoMoo

    The EPA needs to go away period. Save the money. Or if not possible due to some legitimate interest at least castrate it.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    “Critics say EPA is either doctoring the science surrounding PM2.5 to
    further its regulatory agenda or exposing individuals to dangerous
    pollutants for minimal scientific gains.”

    Really? This should surprise no one who’s been paying attention over the past 44 years and is frustrated with the inordinate amount of power and control this unelected, government bureaucracy has the ability and audacity to impose on a private sector vital to America’s security and economic well being.

    The EPA has become a rogue, anti-American, anti-capitalist cabal of leftist, intellectual zealots, has far outlived its usefulness and should be dissolved, disbanded, unfunded and eliminated as it is now constituted. It is by no means alone but that’s off topic.

    Monitoring and protecting the environment is a worthwhile, even vital activity but this should not be done in a vacuum, devoid of the consequences of the rules and regulations which must be designed to abate pollution, of all types, commensurate with the tools and technologies as they develop and become available. Future pollution target enhancements and implementation schedules should be based on technology improvements already somewhere in the conception, innovation and developmental pipeline; imminent, 1 year out, 2 years out, etc.; not ad hoc, meaningless targets that cannot be met, intentionally established so as to obstruct any progress at all or establish extreme financial and operational penalties as a cost of doing business. The anti-free market on steroids.

    It’s time these rogue government agencies had their insulated, bureaucratic bubbles burst and were made accountable for all the havoc they gleefully create and the tax dollars they irresponsibly waste.

  • NJK

    Can I ask why the funding to this Hitler type agency isn’t stopped? How does
    Congress complain about what this demented agency is doing, yet they keep funding it? CUT IT OFF!

  • wileyvet

    This also is reminiscent of the dastardly Tuskgegee Syphilis Experiments of the 30′s and 40′s, that then led to a whole set of standards adopted to prevent such experiments in the future with the abuse of test subjects and withholding vital information to said subjects. What ever happened to using rats? Or did the anti-human PETA types deem this cruel and unusual treatment of animals and thus put an end to it? The more Leftists try to perfect society, the more they show their disdain for humans. Except for themselves of course. We are regressing as a people where the sanctity of human life is now some archaic lost amorphous concept only held by a handful of superstitious religious types. Evil.

    • victoryman

      Excellent point, Wileyvet. It is interesting to note that this “Experiment” used diesel fumes. Lest we forget recent history, Not so long ago, people were put into sealed truck compartments into which the diesel exhaust pipe was inserted. The motor started, and……..you know the result. Diesel fumes were soon replaced with Zyklon B, a much more efficient killer. Couldn’t happen here? It looks like it’s already begun…….

  • Sniper’s Reasoning

    You can pay for an ideal. Hard way to die though. Read>>

  • john

    The Truth Revolt Philosophy – Keep It Short And Make Your Point , Hard to the Chin n Nose , Period . This article rambles on to long – its good , just way to much rope used for tying the boat to the dock .

  • John E Coleman

    Sharps ?? Try a Barrett M40 ,decked out !!

  • John E Coleman

    One has to just read “Saul Alinsky’s 49 rules for radicals !!
    Herein lies Obama’s GOD ! Go ahead ,make your Day >> Read it and pray for
    what is left of OUR United States of America
    Thats assuming you can still get that book and actually read ??

    A know Fact , = 35 % of voters can’t and very many of the 65 % left, just can’t
    fully comprehend what they do read !

  • The Guardian

    Lock n load baby!

  • Bingo

    Until repukelicans learn how to win elections, they need to shut the fuck up.

  • ratonis

    Ah, but this administration will get to the bottom of U.S. A. “torture” tactics!

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    There is no difference between the Nazis and this Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist administration.

  • laura r

    the usa did experiments on blk people. remember what they injected them with?

    • pfbonney

      Don’t say “The USA” – it makes us all sound guilty. The Democrats did experiments on black people.

  • George of the Jungle

    The EPA is nothing but a crime from start to finish, and quite possibly a
    terrorist organization as well. I submit that it is first and
    foremost blatantly unConstitutional, in that Congress in their
    stupidity and laziness passed a blanket amorphous unspecific excuse
    for a law to create the damn thing in the first place. That then
    essentially allowed the resulting bureaucracy to go pass unending
    egregious regulations in Congress’ stead, with absolutely no
    oversight whatsoever.

    I therefore further propose that the EPA be immediately disbanded, and
    that all rules and regulations ever created by it be declared null
    and void. The responsibility for environmental “protection”
    (based in large part on nothing but completely indirect chains of
    prior restraint) must then be placed squarely back where the
    Constitution states it should be, I.e. Congress. At that point each
    and every single proposed law must be written by Congress, debated by
    Congress, and passed (or not) by Congress on a one for one basis,
    meaning there is no blanket omnibus nonsense consisting of 10,000,000
    pages that must be passed before it can be read and understood.

    Congress gave up its Constitutional duty long ago, and established the worst
    sort of precedent by creating such unaccountable unrepresentative
    monsters as the EPA. Such abominations should be figuratively and
    quite possibly literally blown up so that they will never again see
    the light of day in a Constitutional Republic.

  • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey_Britain

    I’m appalled by this, especially subjecting children to experimentation. Neither they nor their parents can legally ‘volunteer’ them for experimentation. Given that legal reality, the head of the EPA and other relevant officials should be tried and jailed for this obscenity. But… Obama has been President for 5 years and reportedly this started 12 years ago… whomever started and approved this belongs in jail as well.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Obongo is the Dr. Josef Mengele of this bunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Obamaocare

    Josef Mengele would be real proud of the Demo-Nazis. Don’t you think?