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#1 of 5 Old 06-28-2005, 10:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The EPA is now allowing chemical companies to conduct toxic chemical studies on low-income Americans. An analysis of 24 such studies found that 22 involved ethically questionable practices. A new related congressional report states that "nearly one-third of the studies reviewed were specifically designed to cause harm to the human test subjects or to put them at risk of harm." The report said scientists conducting the experiments "failed to obtain informed consent (and) dismissed adverse outcomes," adding that the tests "lacked scientific validity."
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According to a Flash Report released on 6/28/2005 by Senator Barbara Boxer, Rep. Hilda Solis, and Rep. Henry Waxman:
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The Bush Administration reversed this moratorium at the urging of pesticide manufacturers. As described in a recently released report, EPA is evaluating dozens of human pesticide experiments that contain serious ethical and scientific flaws. In fact, new documents reveal that EPA used one experiment despite a written finding by agency officials that the experiment showed “little concern for the safety or welfare of the research subjects.” The proposed rule being developed by EPA would further legitimize experiments that intentionally dose humans with pesticides.

The rule fails to establish a national review panel to prevent abusive experiments, fails to provide full protections for children and other vulnerable
populations, and includes multiple loopholes that undermine its effectiveness.

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OMG! This is just sick. We need to DO SOMETHING about this, fast. :
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I wish I could say I were surprised.
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