"When embarrassing study results are released, data are manipulated to make them unintelligible"Submitted by go213mph on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 17:27
VA Scientist Resigned over Alleged Cover-Up of Burn Pit Danger Data.
A senior researcher in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resigned late last year because the agency allegedly concealed information that showed links between veterans’ health problems and the toxic burn pits used in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other hazards.
Epidemiologist Steven S. Coughlin told a congressional panel this week that he quit working in the VA’s Office of Public Health “because of serious ethical concerns” he witnessed.
“On the rare occasions when embarrassing study results are released, data are manipulated to make them unintelligible,” Coughlin said in his testimony to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.