Add Your Name to Protect Health and Science
Medical Advocates for Healthy Air has drafted comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comments on the proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule (83 FR 18768). If implemented the proposed rule would:
- Exclude critical epidemiological and clinical studies derived from human databases
- Impede the development and utilization of new science
- Exclude historical studies as the data banks may not be currently available or constrained by prior disclosure agreements
- Be duplicative as there is already an external review committee called the Clean Air Science AdvisoryCommittee that provides a diverse, independent science peer review of all the considered science.
MAHA encourages all health professionals to join us and add their name to these comments. Please complete the short form below by August 10. *Note: your email address will not be included on the letter and will only be used to update you on MAHA issues.
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