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One Planet: Whistleblowers say EPA downplays risks of new chemicals

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we speak with Kyla Bennett, a lawyer who represents five EPA scientists turned whistleblowers. They allege that managers and career staff in the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer.

They say they were pressured to minimize or remove evidence of potential adverse effects of the chemicals, including birth defects and cancer.

Guest:

Dr. Kyla Bennett, director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Web Resources:

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

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Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.