Commentary: flawed science delays smelter cleanup and worsens health.

@article{Spear2015CommentaryFS,
  title={Commentary: flawed science delays smelter cleanup and worsens health.},
  author={Michael F. Spear and Robin K. Thomas and Kristin Sharon Shrader-Frechette},
  journal={Accountability in research},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          41-60
        }
}
For 6,000 years, humans have known about smelter hazards. Yet these metals threats continue. Why? This commentary provides one preliminary answer. It (1) summarizes the history of smelter pollution and (2) suggests that at least 3 problems-especially flawed smelter-polluter science-allow continuing health threats. It (3) illustrates this flawed science by using one of the most dangerous of U.S. former smelters, in DePue, Illinois. There polluters are avoiding violating the law yet trying to… CONTINUE READING

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