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EPA Proposes New Human Pesticide Testing Rules

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

EPA's new human pesticide testing legislation prohibits intentional dosing of pregnant women and children, but will allow some human testing, subject to ethical standards and approval of a review board the agency plans to set up. No federal agency has ever rejected or accepted human testing data based on ethical standards before, and critics are worried about loopholes that might not protect vulnerable citizens.

Read more in the LA Times, or take a look at the EPA's news release.

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