Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Why people don't trust their government

A while back I posted on the government's push to get children immunized in the face of now discredited science indicating a link between autism and immunizations.

If you ever wondered why it is that people so distrust their public officials on public health issues you need look no further than what public officials say to gin up support for their causes.

Meet Lisa Jackson.............

After Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson testified on Feb. 2 that regulating drinking water might help prevent children from getting autism, asked Jackson by e-mail whether she could provide “any data, studies, documents, reports or other sources” to confirm her claim. Her office subsequently stated there were “emerging studies” but provided no evidence.

In an e-mail statement to on Feb. 11, Jackson said there were “emerging studies” that show a possible link between autism and environmental factors. But repeated requests by e-mail and by telephone to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking them to produce those studies or other documentation to support her claim were not answered.

The Feb. 11 statement said, “We do not yet know enough about autism to identify any specific environmental contaminants that are responsible. As EPA Administrator, it is my job to make sure that the public's health is protected from environmental toxins in the air we breathe, the water we drink and our land. Science is an always evolving field, and will always guide EPA's actions.”

“Developmental disorders, including autism, hit close to home for many Americans,” the statement said. “We have seen over the decade, the reported prevalence of such developmental disorders rise.”

All you need to do is ask yourself one question. Is water cleaner today than in the past? If your answer is yes than how does more autism cases occur when we have cleaner water?

In other words, she has no more proof than the jackass who fabricated the original autism link. If this derelict were in the private sector she'd be fired for her incompetence.


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