by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow & John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D.
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Winter 2012
“First,donoharm”is a fundamental precept of medical ethics.So how do U.S. Environmental Protection Agency physicians explain their non-therapeutic experiments in which they
exposed health-impaired people to high levels of concentrated diesel exhaustandother air pollutants?
A federal court may soon help clarify this dilemma.
Since at least 2004, EPA physicians have been intentionally exposing human beings to various forms of concentrated airborne particulate matter (PM), including diesel exhaust, at an EPA laboratory at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine(UNC).The diesel exhaust is generatedby idling a diesel truck with its exhaust pipe located right under the air intake for