On June 29th, 2000, Dr. William Hirzy was invited to give testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 280 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Headquarters.
At the time, Dr. Hirzy was serving his sixth term as the Senior Vice-President of the Union. His presentation that day was, “Why EPA’s Union of Professionals Opposes Fluoridation.” This is a video that documents the presentation along with interviews with Dr. Hirzy where he describes the reasoning behind the professional and official stance of his Union members in direct opposition to the EPA’s administrative support of fluoridation.
The content of this presentation is a real eye opener. It and other papers of concern from the Union can be viewed in text form at:
Dr. William Hirzy is a chemist in residence and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry at the American University in Washington, D.C.. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri.
Dr. Hirzy has served as the Senior Scientist for Risk Assessment for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1981 to 2004 where he authored, “Principles of Scientific Integrity,” adopted as EPA’s code of professional ethics, November, 1999. He has published numerous papers on fluoride, fluoridation, and many other toxicological profiles of chemicals in the environment. He has also served as the President and Senior Vice-President of the NTEU Chapter 280 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
His professional experience includes:
1981-2004 Senior Scientist (Risk Assessment), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2003-2004 Chemist-In-Residence & Adjunct Professor, American University
1995-2002 Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, American University
1984-2004 Officer (V.P., Sr. V.P., President) EPA HQ Professionals’ Union
1963-1981 Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, St. Louis Community College
and University of Missouri-St. Louis
1962-1981 Research & environmental management chemist, Monsanto Co.
His awards include:
1998, 1987,1983 EPA Silver and Bronze Medals, Cash Awards
1962 Sigma Xi
1958 Woodrow Wilson Fellow
1958 Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Hirzy’s University and professional profile may be downloaded at:
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