The Phillip J. Landrigan Page

Phillip J. Landrigan, the pediatrician featured on ABC News' Good Morning America, was a crony of William Foege at the CDC. See how he uses the crass and deceitful propaganda technique of using an ignorant piece of mentally retarded sh**, who doesn't have a clue about the Lasker Syndicate and its systematic scientific fraud, as a supposed "role model" to manipulate smokers into quitting. See this piece of scum gibbering defamations: "'Children breathe two or three times as much air per pound per day than you and I do,' said Landrigan, who wrote Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World. 'So they take a lot more toxins into their body.'" ["Toxins" are the favorite bogeyman of the ignorant trash with delusions of knowledge who stoke the health quack industry. Landrigan and his ilk never mention that most exposure to these ill-defined "toxins," including among smokers, is via ordinary food, to which one of his other bogeymen, pesticides, contributes less than one-tenth of one percent.] "Studies show that 85 percent of a cigarette smoked at home lingers in the air, posing a long list of serious health threats [sic] to children. They're more likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections and asthma. Secondhand smoke may also contribute to sudden infant death syndrome." [The anti-smokers purposely use defective studies to falsely blame smoking for neonatal pneumonia and bonchitis for illness that is really caused by chorioamnionitis. And ear infections and asthma have only skyrocketed since the anti-smoking movement began. Furthermore, not even the author of the chapters of the EPA ETS report on children's respiratory diseases believes the garbage that he wrote anymore. And infection is the real cause of SIDS, which the Lasker Syndicate lice who control the health establishment suppress research on because their real object is to persecute, oppress, and exploit the victims, not prevent disease. (Toxic Household? Toxins in Family Home Coax Mom to Quit Smoking. ABC News, March 5, 2003.)

Toxic Household / ABC News

"Dr. Landrigan served as a medical epidemiologist at CDC in Atlanta from 1970 to 1985 where he performed studies of measles and rubella, directed research for the Global Smallpox Eradication Program [a crony of health fascist William Foege -cast], and established and directed the Environmental Hazards Branch of the Bureau of Epidemiology. From 1979 to 1985, he was director of the NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies. Dr. Landrigan is a member of the Institute of Medicine, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine [where the scientific fraud of confounding by infection is accepted as standard operating procedure -cast], and former editor of Environmental Research." ...He also served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses and as Senior Advisor on Children's Health to the US Environmental Protection Agency. He was responsible at EPA for establishing a new Office of Children's Health Protection." (Landrigan bio, NIOSH, CDC.)

Landrigan bio / National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Landrigan was a member of the New York Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee on the Love Canal, 1978-1979. The Love Canal hysteria was orchestrated to force the taxpayers to foot the bill for industrial pollution via the EPA's Superfund legislation. Day after day, for months on end, the media accused Hooker Chemical of concealing toxic wastes buried at Love Canal to whip the sheeple into indignation. In fact, the records of City of Niagara Falls School Board meetings in the 1950s, including newspaper reports, show that Hooker officials had warned the School Board officials that toxic wastes were buried there (and even drilled holes and took School Board members to the site to show them), and told them that the land was unsuitable for the construction planned by the School Board. The deed to the land also warned of the chemicals and specified that this warning should be passed on to all future buyers of the land, but the School Board ignored these admonitions. Many years later, in 1969, Hooker Chemical Corp. was acquired by Armand Hammer's Occidental Chemical Corp. Hammer's longtime business crony and government connection, former Sen. Albert Gore Sr., was cut in on a sweetheart deal on the stock; and, in the 1970s, when the chemicals were "discovered," his son, Sen. Albert Gore Jr., obligingly held hearings to hype the legislation.

Landrigan CV / National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (pdf, 61pp)

Landrigan was a member of the "Planning Study for an Ongoing Study of Costs of Environment-Related Health Effects." Other members included Theodore Cooper, Joshua Lederberg, Frederick Mosteller, and Arthur Upton. Landrigan led the Workshop on Data Needs for Occupational Health Surveillance, along with Irving Selikoff and Herman Tyroler. He also attended Frederick Mosteller's workshop on data linkage.

Costs of Environment-Related Health Effects, p. 211 / National Academy Press, 1981

"Congressman David Obey has renewed his charge that the International Agency for Research on Cancer altered the report of a scientific panel, largely because of pressure by NCI staff members... Obey obtained a copy of a memo written by a representative of the Chemical Manufacturers Assn., which the congressman interpreted as implicating NCI staff members in an effort to pressure IARC to soften the report. The memo states: 'In an effort to correct problems with this developing publication, Dr. (Richard) Adamson (director of NCI's Div. of Cancer Control & Prevention) has instructed their representatives, Dr. (Herman) Kraybill and Dr. (Morris) Kelsey to raise the issue at the Feb. 8-12 meeting and recommend that IARC not engage in risk assessments.' The memo notes that the new IARC director, Lorenzo Tomatis, had reversed a policy advocated by his predecessor, John Higginson, and planned to develop risk assessments on various chemicals. The memo said the benzene findings were based on an unpublished paper by a National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health scientist 'which has serious procedural flaws. . . . It appears that the IARC assessment was engineered primarily by Dr. Tomatis and Dr. (P.J.) Landrigan of NIOSH (a member of the working group)..." (Obey Insists IARC Softened Report on Benzene Because of NCI Pressure. The Cancer Letter 1982 Aug. 20;8(32).)

The Cancer Letter, 1982 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

"Phillip Landrigan, director of the NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, told the conference that there was 'no question' among participants in the workshop on cardiovascular disorders that heart disease belongs on the list of leading work-related disorders." That's what happens when a little clique of charlatans shovel out our tax money to their cronies, to exploit peoples' suffering for political purposes. (Need for surveillance training seen emphasized in NIOSH strategies. Occupational Safety and Health Reporter May 9, 1985.)

Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, 1985 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Landrigan was chairman of the Committee on Environmental Hazards, 1984-85, of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which produced a full-featured anti-smoking screed, insisting even then that passive smoking caused heart disease on the basis of a single study (but never mind that: the Lasker Syndicate will use its political influence to crank out more fraudulent trash just like it, while braying about the "mounting evidence"), and making demands on non-medical issues including the banning of all advertising, infliction of hate propaganda on the public, and raising cigarette taxes. (Involuntary Smoking -- A Hazard to Children. AAP Committee on Environmental Hazards. Pediatrics 1986 May;77(5):755-757.)

Pediatrics, May 1986 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

Landrigan was on the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Research Council in 1986. Dietrich Hoffmann of the American Health Foundation was on the Committee on Passive Smoking, along with other prominent anti-smokers including John Spengler of the Harvard Air Pollution Study; his crony at the Harvard School of Public Health, Joseph Brain; Nicholas Wald, who pushed the now-discredited theory that carbon monoxide causes heart disease; A. Sonia Buist; and Patricia Buffler. They produced "Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Measuring Exposures and Assessing Health Effects" (National Academy Press, 1986.)

Environmental Tobacco Smoke, NRC 1986 / UCSF (pdf, 176 pp)

"Scientific meetings are usually relatively civilized affairs, a chance to exchange research results and thrash out their interpretation. But Bruce Case, director of the Center for Environmental Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, recalls a conference he attended in June 1990 on the health effects of asbestos in a very different light: It 'was like nothing I've ever attended before. This is the first meeting I'd ever gone to where I got the feeling that the whole thing was a kind of political setup.'" The conference was organized by the Irving Selikoff and cronies at Mt. Sinai in reaction against "revisionists" who believed that some types of asbestos were not dangerous, and/or that it should not necessarily be removed. "To help pay for the conference, Selikoff was given $50,000 from a fund administered by lawyers representing school systems suing former asbestos manufacturers to recover billions of dollars in asbestos removal costs. The meeting was organized by the Collegium Ramazzini, a non-profit, international body of 150 environmental health scientists, of which Selikoff is president. With cash in hand, Selikoff and Philip J. Landrigan, chairman of Mt. Sinai's department of community medicine and the meeting's co-chair, put together a program committee to help plan the list of speakers." (No Meeting of the Minds on Asbestos. By Richard Stone. Science 1991 Nov. 15;254:928-931.)

Science 1991 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)

Selikoff has since died. Arthur C. Upton, former Director of the National Cancer Institute and Trustee of the American Health Foundation, is now president of the Ramazzini Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, and Phillip J. Landrigan is a director.

Who Are We / Ramazzini Institute

Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini, for whom the Institute is named, claimed in 1713 that headaches and stomach disorders were widely known to be side effects of inhaling tobacco dust, and was "obviously negative about the tobacco habit." (Elizabeth M. Whelan, The Smoking Gun: How the Tobacco Industry Gets Away With Murder. George F. Stickley & Co., 1984, pp. 53-54.)

Whelan, 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 259 pp)

This study was funded by the NIH and the Charles A. Dana Foundation. (Childhood Asthma and Passive Smoking. Urinary Cotinine as a Biomarker of Exposure. R Ehrlich, M Kattan, J Godbold, DS Saltzberg, KT Grimm, PJ Landrigan, DE Lilienfeld. Am Rev Respir Dis 1992 Mar;145(3):594-599.)

Erlich, Am Rev Respir Dis 1992 March / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

Landrigan participated in the New Century Child Health Congress, "a conference on child health issues focusing mainly on research as a tool for influencing public policy." Robert J. Haggarty, former president of the William T. Grant Foundation and AHF Trustee, and former Surgeon General Julius Richmond, were on its National Advisory Committee. Most of their funding came from the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau ($300K).

New Century Child Health Congress / The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Landrigan and Jonathan Michael Samet, the star perjuror of the Minnesota tobacco trial, are on the Advisory Committee of the National Children's Study, a US government-funded prospective following 100,000 kids from birth to age 21. As usual, chronic infection is a neglected concern.

Advisory Committee / National Children's Study

Landrigan is on the Board of Directors of INFORM, an environmentalist group. It was founded in 1974 by its president, Joanna DeHaven Underwood, a member of the Circle of Former Directors of Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Board of Directors / INFORM

Landrigan and anti-smoker researcher Ruth A. Etzel are on the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation Health & Environment Advisory Board. "The Foundation receives a modest annual appropriation though the National Environmental Education Act which it leverages into some $15 million to $18 million in grants and contributed program support - a 25-to-one return [?] on Congressional investment."

Advisory Board / National Education & Training Foundation

Landrigan and particulates fear-monger Joel Schwartz were on the faculty of "Environment Change: The Science and Human Health Impacts A Course for Senior Congressional Staff, April 13-15, of the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and Global Environment.

Speakers / Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment

Landrigan is a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses, along with David A. Hamburg, former President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Presidential Advisory Committee / GWVR

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cast 08-14-11