House Probe Flays CDC Over Lead In DC Tap Water

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT) -- As part of a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health practices, U.S. lawmakers have issued a report damning the agency for using junk data in order to quell fears about lead levels in the District of Columbia's drinking water in 2004.

Scrutinizing the CDC’s public health track record at a hearing Thursday, the House Committee on Science and Technology’s investigations and oversight subcommittee skewered the agency, finding that it embraced dubious data to avert a public health crisis over Washington’s water...
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