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How do I report a government site for promoting medical misinformation?

https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/does-earths-magnetic-field-affect-human-health

"Does the Earth's magnetic field affect human health?

The Earth's magnetic field does not directly affect human health. Humans evolved to live on this planet. High altitude pilots and astronauts can experience higher levels of radiation during magnetic storms, but the hazard is due to the radiation, not the magnetic field itself. Geomagnetism can also impact the electrically based technology that we rely on, but it does not impact people themselves. "


This is blatantly false, and I am very confused as to why such misinformation persists on a government domain website. Earth's magnetic field is known to cause heart problems:


https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014cosp...40E1114G/abstract#%3A~%3Atext%3DIt%20was%20shown%20statistically%20that%2Ccomparison%20with%20quiet%20geomagnetic%20conditions

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2324402-solar-storms-may-cause-up-to-5500-heart-related-deaths-in-a-given-year/

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/3/306

https://academic.oup.com/europace/article/24/5/713/6427448

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.120.021006

Geomagnetic storms are fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field caused by solar storms. These fluctuations involve Earth's magnetic field, so USGS is blatantly wrong in saying that geomagnetism cannot impact people's health. Our hearts rely on ionic signals to function, and since ions are charged they are adversely affected by magnetism. Blood is affected by magnetism as well, due to the iron content.
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"The Earth's magnetic field does not directly affect human health."

It's not 'blatantly' wrong because of the key word in bold; it becomes an issue if other factors such as solar storms affect the magnetic field.

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