Peltier Questions Proposed Changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Pollution Regulations

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

May 22, 2019

Richard E. Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has written an essay in The Conversation questioning proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution regulations that would adopt alternative dose-response models when determining how much pollution causes negative health effects.

Peltier says the changes could be used to introduce political decisions into what should be a scientific process. He says allowing regulations to decide that some level of pollution is not only not harmful, but may actually be good for you, is bad science and bad public health policy.

Read the full essay here.