10. Funding for “Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect, the Long - Term Care Ombudsman program, and Protection and Advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities” programs, all part of the Administration for Community Living.
9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “annual seasonal influenza program, outbreak detection” efforts as well as “technical assistance, analysis, and support to state and local partners for infectious disease surveillance."
8. The clean up of 505 Superfund sites in 47 states.
7. The addition of about 200 patients, 30 of them children (mostly cancer patients) to possibly life-saving clinical trials.
6. Drug approvals for a bunch of new drugs.
5. Funding activities "related to medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging threats".
4. Workplace safety inspections except in cases of imminent danger.
3. New car safety inspections and recalls. Says NHTSA, "Consumers can continue to file safety defect complaints … but they will not be evaluated by NHTSA staff until funding and services are restored."
2. Airplane safety inspections. Notes ABC News, “Nearly 3,000 aviation safety inspectors are being furloughed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government shutdown, the union representing the inspectors said Monday. The inspectors check to make sure airlines are maintaining their planes safely, conduct inspections at airports of planes and pilots, and visit domestic and foreign repair stations where airlines send planes for major overhauls, among other safety jobs, said Kori Blalock Keller, a spokeswoman for the union, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists.” (See here, too.)
1. Food safety inspections. Most FDA food safety inspections will stop. Writes the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the FDA will “have to cease safety activities such as routine establishment inspections, some compliance and enforcement activities, monitoring of imports, notification programs (e.g., food cont act substances, infant formula), and the majority of the laboratory research necessary to inform public health decision."
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