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Saturday, November 19, 2005

EPA to Allow Pesticide Testing on Children

Click the link to learn more and write the EPA:



At Sun Nov 20, 11:58:00 PM CST, Blogger Sheryl said...

Jesus Christ, this is like the Nazis experimenting on the jews in WWII. Is this for real?!!!

At Mon Nov 21, 12:23:00 AM CST, Blogger Sheryl said...

I was reading the wording in the petition. Is it possible that the reason that it is being worded that way is to allow for stem research on unborn embryos?

Because clearly an unborn would not be in position to "assent" to research. The only reason I ask is that sometimes groups create a smokescreens in order to kill legislation.

I don't want retard children being guinea pigs, but I don't have problem with embryos being used for research. (Or is fetuses? Whatever it is.)

At Thu Nov 24, 01:47:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

It's hard to believe, but I haven't heard anybody refuting it.

At Mon Nov 28, 06:46:00 PM CST, Blogger Sheryl said...

Here's what the EPA linked me to:

Thank you for your recent inquiry to the EPA Web site. Your request has been received by the Headquarters Information Resources Center Public Access Service, a contractor operated reference and referral service.

You had requested clarification on an alert that had stated "EPA to allow pesticide testing on orphans and mentally handicapped children."

We recommend you view the Office of Pesticide Programs' Policy and Guidance Web site:
Protection for Human Test Subjects, http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/guidance/human-test.htm

This site has the links you may be interested in for viewing the Federal Register notice from September 2005, the links to submit a comment, and additional background information.

You can visit the EPA's Newsroom to read the News Release from September 7th, 2005.
EPA Proposes Strict Ethical Safeguards on Human Studies Research, http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/e1902d8a6561c7ba85257075004f4f4c?OpenDocument

Please contact William L. Jordan for additional questions about this alert, he will be happy to speak with you and address any concerns:

William L. Jordan
Mailcode 7501C
Office of Pesticide Programs
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20460

telephone number: (703) 305–1049
fax number: (703) 308–4776
e-mail address: jordan.william@epa.gov

For information on endocrine disruptors and EPA's approach and progress for screening and testing chemicals for potential endocrine disruption please visit the Office of Science Coordination and Policy's (OSCP) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/index.htm

For more information on issues related to EPA's Animal Testing policy or on the EDSP, please contact OSCP directly at:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Coordination and Policy
Mail Code 7201M
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460


EPA is working nationally with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) and internationally with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on issues related to the identification, validation and acceptance of alternative test methods to reduce animal use and minimize animal distress in toxicity testing. Useful information can be obtained at the ICCVAM Web site: http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov

Please contact us again if we may be of further assistance.

Public Access Service, operated by ASRC Management Services
EPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (3404T)
Washington, DC 20460
Fax: (202) 566-0574

At Wed Nov 30, 03:44:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

I have to admit I was too lazy to read it. Let me know if you think the original claim is mistaken.

At Tue Dec 06, 03:08:00 AM CST, Blogger Sheryl said...

Ah, come on, Tom. You're the one who reads big books. I was hoping you would summarize it for me!! No, really!!!


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