EPA To Propose New Human Pesticide Testing Rule

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to propose new standards for pesticide testing in order to settle a lawsuit brought by several environmental and farmworker advocacy groups over a 2006 rule that allowed human testing.

The settlement, announced Thursday, resolves consolidated litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit over the EPA's 2006 rule that permitted researchers to intentionally apply pesticides to humans in order to judge how toxic the chemicals are. The rule also allowed the EPA to use any data...
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