“Only Our Environmental Protection Measures Stand Between Us And Disaster” Comment Deadline Tonight 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Comment Deadline Monday August 13th, 11.59 pm: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107

One Comment submitted by the public:
The basic premise that environmental protection rules cost business more than the benefits to the public and public health is erroneous. For every dollar spent of increased costs, $2 to $12 is saved in public health.

Furthermore, the environmental costs to the public are not shared by the businesses that benefit from a relaxation of environmental protections; the taxpayers are on the hook for the harm caused by businesses to the public good.

We need clean air, water, and soil to continue to exist as a nation.

We already have higher health costs than other industrialized nations. If environmental protections are relaxed or ended, those costs will skyrocket.

We must protect our climate and resources in order to…

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    Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2009;85(7):229-39.
    Accumulation of radium in ferruginous protein bodies formed in lung tissue: association of resulting radiation hotspots with malignant mesothelioma and other malignancies.

    Nakamura E1, Makishima A, Hagino K, Okabe K.
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    Abstract

    While exposure to fibers and particles has been proposed to be associated with several different lung malignancies including mesothelioma, the mechanism for the carcinogenesis is not fully understood. Along with mineralogical observation, we have analyzed forty-four major and trace elements in extracted asbestos bodies (fibers and proteins attached to them) with coexisting fiber-free ferruginous protein bodies from extirpative lungs of individuals with malignant mesothelioma. These observations together with patients’ characteristics suggest that inhaled iron-rich asbestos fibers and dust particles, and excess iron deposited by continuous cigarette smoking would induce ferruginous protein body formation resulting in ferritin aggregates in lung tissue. Chemical analysis of ferruginous protein bodies extracted from lung tissues reveals anomalously high concentrations of radioactive radium, reaching millions of times higher concentration than that of seawater. Continuous and prolonged internal exposure to hotspot ionizing radiation from radium and its daughter nuclides could cause strong and frequent DNA damage in lung tissue, initiate different types of tumour cells, including malignant mesothelioma cells, and may cause cancers.

    PMID:
    19644223
    PMCID:
    PMC3561846
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644223

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