Saturday, November 19, 2005


Rather too baffled at this latest find to comment much on it. So I'll let the story speak for itself...

Public comments are now being accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its newly proposed federal regulation regarding the testing of chemicals and pesticides on human subjects. On August 2, 2005, Congress had mandated the EPA create a rule that permanently bans chemical testing on pregnant women and children. But the EPA's newly proposed rule, misleadingly titled "Protections for Subjects in Human Research," puts industry profits ahead of children's welfare. The rule allows for government and industry scientists to treat children as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments in the following situations:

Children who "cannot be reasonably consulted," such as those that are mentally handicapped or orphaned newborns may be tested on. With permission from the institution or guardian in charge of the individual, the child may be exposed to chemicals for the sake of research.
Parental consent forms are not necessary for testing on children who have been neglected or abused.
Chemical studies on any children outside of the U.S. are acceptable.

Full story, Hat tip to This Old Brit.

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At 1:32 PM, Blogger Richard said...


Many thanks for your invaluable help in trying to spread the news about this scandal far & wide.

I'm almost in a state of shock over this.

Not content with their determination to put bigger, big-pharma profits before their own poor helpless chidren, they're reserving the right to do the same to ANY children ANYWHERE.

As I said, I'm still trying to [for want of a better phrase] 'get my head around' the enormity of this.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Yes, this in "one to follow"...

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Richard said...

I've just "battered" the British mainstream print media with this, asking them all to "please, please, please look into this".

So, let's just wait & see; with crossed fingers.


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