Medicine: Capsules, Oct. 11, 1976

> Since it was created in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been busily trying to protect everyone's health—except, apparently, that of its own employees. The oversight is documented in a draft report prepared by another federal watchdog agency, the General Accounting Office, after visits by inspectors to eleven of EPA's 60 laboratories. The report says that more than half the 1,329 scientists, technicians and other employees in these labs had been exposed to toxic and other hazardous substances without the safeguard of satisfactory health-monitoring services, which are required by law. One...

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