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Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
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Epidemiologist Michaels Named to Head OSHA
29 July 2009 5:03 pm
Yesterday, the White House announced that it will nominate epidemiologist David Michaels to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor agency that sets worker safety standards. Michaels is a familiar face to observers of environmental health policy. As an official at the Department of Energy in the late 1990s, he uncovered documentation of health risks to nuclear weapons workers and crafted a compensation program. After moving to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., he joined other scientists in protesting the manipulation of science in the Bush Administration. Kudos for his nomination are piling up, but Michaels is not without critics.