Environmental Health Sciences, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session, April 24, 1972   [open pdf - 20MB]

This is the April 24, 1972 hearing titled "Environmental Health Sciences," held before the House Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. From the opening statement of L.H. Fountain: "We Americans have been much more fortunate than the citizens of most nations, not only because of our enormous economic resources and productivity, but also ecologically because we have had an abundance of land and water for disposing of waste products. We were not very concerned until quite recently, about the use of our land, streams, and air for waste-disposal purposes. In fact, neither our industrial plants nor our governmental facilities ordinarily took into account the social consequences of the water and the air they polluted. Those attitudes which were acceptable in an earlier period are no longer acceptable today. Our productivity and affluence in themselves contribute to the pollution which we seek to control. The public is demanding increased protection from a wide variety of environmental dangers involving, among other things, air, water, radiation, noise, toxic industrial chemicals, food additives, and pesticides. And the Congress, as well as State and local governments, are responding to these demands. The establishment of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and of the Environmental Protection Agency are examples of the Federal response to this challenge." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kenneth M. Brinkhous, Frank E. Guthrie, Robert Marston, Daniel A. Okun, David P. Rall, and Daniel C. Tosteson.

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