EPA set to test toxics on humans.
This NRDC press release is vague but ominous:
More humans are about to become lab rats for the pesticide industry, according to a leaked copy of a rule due to be finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency later this week.
This even though the EPA recently released stricter regulations on testing toxics on humanfolk.
Said an NRDC attorney:
EPA is giving its official blessing for pesticide companies to use pregnant women, infants and children as lab rats in flagrant violation of a new federal law cracking down on this repugnant practice. There is simply no legal or moral justification for the agency to allow human testing of dangerous chemicals. None.
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