As a senior-level research microbiologist in the U.S. EPA Office of Research & Development, and the only EPA scientist ever to be lead author on research articles published in the prestigious science and medical journals Nature and Lancet, I witnessed firsthand how government agencies, big corporations and the leading universities they fund are covering up human exposures to increasingly dangerous levels of complex mixtures of environmental pollutants.

During a panel discussion at Harvard University in 2011, and again at a presentation I gave at a meeting of the Royal Society of London in 2015, I referred to it as Institutional Scientific Misconduct. It’s what government officials at the highest levels are doing to protect certain economically and politically important government policies and industry practices.

Fabrication of environmental data by the EPA and CDC to hide high levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan and Washington, DC is only the tip of the iceberg. Institutional Scientific Misconduct has become pervasive throughout government, industry and academia, and involves covering up high levels of heavy metals and toxic organic chemicals in air, water and soil. The public is being kept completely in the dark; and economically and educationally disadvantaged segments of our population are being impacted the most.

The TOXYSolutions’ Environmental Justice Project™ is about to change all of that by enabling private citizens to accurately and painlessly test the levels of some of the most common hazardous chemical pollutants in their body, and in their water. These samples will be independently analyzed by research laboratories at leading universities, and confidentially reported back to the individuals who provided the samples.

Your participation in The TOXYSolutions’ Environmental Justice Project™ will not only help protect your own health; it will help protect our Nation.

David L. Lewis, Ph.D.
Co-Director, TOXYSolutions