Volume 89 Issue 9 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: February 28, 2011

Regulatory Overreach On Fluoride

Department: Letters

I support the Environmental Protection Agency—at least the concept of “environmental protection.” Unfortunately, the actions of EPA often protect neither the environment nor its inhabitants, but appear instead to represent some sort of internal competition to score legal points, or perhaps placate some nonscientific activists who may otherwise sue EPA.

A clear example of lawyer-science is the proposed ban on the use of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2) on stored food (C&EN, Jan. . . .

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