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Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Environment and Health, Other E&H blogs | 0 comments

In the US: Federal Lab Forced To Close After ‘Disturbing’ Data Manipulation

“Tell me what you want and I will get it for you. What we do is like magic,”

“The research topics that faced data manipulation – including uranium in the environment, health effects of energy resources, and U.S. coal resources and reserves – was “disturbing,” Westerman said..”

THIS INCREDIBLE NEWS ITEM IS REPORTING THAT THE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY OF THE ALMIGHTY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN BEING FOUND TO HAVE BEEN MANIPULATING DATA – OVER TWO DECADES!  FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER, THESE ARE THE PRIMARY DATA USED TO DETERMINE KEY ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH POLICIES.

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http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/23/federal-lab-forced-to-close-after-disturbing-data-manipulation/

Nearly two decades and $108 million worth of “disturbing” data manipulation with “serious and far ranging” effects forced a federal lab to close, a congressman revealed Thursday.

The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014. The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years.

“It’s astounding that we spend $108 million on manipulated research and then the far-reaching effects that that would have,” Rep. Bruce Westerman said at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing. “We know how research multiples and affects different parts of our society and our economy and … if you’re working off of flawed data it definitely could be in a bad way.”

“The problems were so severe, in fact, that the USGS has already closed the inorganic lab in question permanently,” the Arkansas Republican said. The lab was terminated in January.

Westerman cited a recent Department of the Interior Inspector General (IG) report that said impacts from the data manipulation “are not yet known but, nevertheless, they will be serious and far ranging. The affected projects represented about $108 million in taxpayer funding from fiscal year 2008 through 2014.”

Westerman also highlighted an interview the IG withheld from its report.

“Tell me what you want and I will get it for you. What we do is like magic,” a former USGS official told auditors a former employee linked to the manipulation would say, according to Westerman.

Westerman added that the IG’s interview notes make the context of those quotes unclear.

“Given the lab’s history and that problems had already been identified when this interview was being conducted, such a statement seems potentially significant,” Westerman told Deputy IG Mary Kendall, a witness for the hearing.

“Your office explained that you do not know the context or veracity of this statement and that this issue was not part of the audit,” Westerman told Kendall.

Regardless, other scientists became aware and requested that lab work be taken elsewhere.

“USGS has advised committee staff that because scientists had already begun to distrust this lab so significantly that they began relying upon analysis from other labs,” Westerman said.

It’s unclear what effects the manipulated data will have, though Westerman – who touted his engineering background – noted the importance of research integrity.

“I’m not even sure what the scientific result were used in,” he said. “A lot of the work that people do that’s based on scientific research is so important and if the base research is flawed, then that affects the work that goes out from there.”

The research topics that faced data manipulation – including uranium in the environment, health effects of energy resources, and U.S. coal resources and reserves – was “disturbing,” Westerman said.

Some research papers that used the data had to be recalled, Kendall told the panel, but she was unsure of the extent other studies, such as college dissertations, were affected. She also noted that USG was taking steps to determine such effects.

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Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Environment and Health, Other E&H blogs | 0 comments

CDC forced to reveal documents proving Thimerosal vaccine preservative causes autism

We are grateful to Rev Tony Akinyemi who forwarded this message on Thimerosal in Vaccines to us. Remember this very thimerosal is still in many vaccines injected into our precious babies in Nigeria – though the practice has been proscribed in the US since 2001 and all the ongoing hullaballoo is a kind clean-up of past uses.

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CDC forced to reveal documents proving Thimerosal vaccine preservative causes autism


(NaturalNews) Factually speaking, the CDC is a malicious, criminally-run anti-science quackery front group for the vaccine industry. As part of its criminal activity, it has long insisted that the vaccine preservative thimerosal is not tied to autism. But once-secret documents, now forced to be revealed by the CDC, prove the agency knew that thimerosal causes autism but deliberately hid that evidence from the public in exactly the same way the EPA hid the truth about lead poisoning of the public water supply in Flint, Michigan.

“A vaccine industry watchdog has now obtained CDC documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with the vaccine preservative,” reports Health Advice, which also reports:

Dr. Hooker, a PhD scientist, worked with two members of Congress to craft the letter to the CDC that recently resulted in his obtaining long-awaited data from the CDC, the significance of which is historic. According to Hooker, the data on over 400,000 infants born between 1991 and 1997, which was analyzed by CDC epidemiologist Thomas Verstraeten, MD, “proves unequivocally that in 2000, CDC officials were informed internally of the very high risk of autism, non-organic sleep disorder and speech disorder associated with Thimerosal exposure.”

While the mainstream media — largely funded by pharmaceutical corporations — ridiculously continues to claim any link between autism and vaccines is a “conspiracy theory,” the link actually turns out to be evidence-based FACT.

Read the rest of this article at: http://www.naturalnews.com/054155_thimerosal_autism_CDC_documents.html

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