posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 02:09 PM
Here is what I found on the EPA website:
SUMMARY: EPA proposes and invites public comment on a rulemaking to ban
intentional dosing human testing for pesticides when the subjects are
pregnant women or children, to formalize and further strengthen
existing protections for subjects in human research conducted or
supported by EPA, and to extend new protections to adult subjects in
intentional dosing human studies for pesticides conducted by others who
intend to submit the research to EPA. This proposal, the first of
several possible Agency actions, focuses on third-party intentional
dosing human studies for pesticides, but invites public comment on
alternative approaches with broader scope.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 12, 2005. Under
the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on the information collection
provisions must be received by OMB on or before October 12, 2005.
The above website does a very good job of explaining what the rule change does.
I think, from what I read, it is a good rule that SHOULd protect more people.
- One Man Short