New EPA Proposal Encourages Human Pesticide Experiments

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2005-06-27
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10 pages
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The House Committee on Government Reform examines a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will permit the systematic testing of pesticides on humans, a move that contradicts recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences.The report states several reasons for which the committee finds the proposed rule is concerning. The proposed rule lacks key safeguards, such as a national review panel to prevent abuse, adequate protections for vulnerable populations like children, and contains loopholes that compromise its effectiveness.
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