EPA Bans All Pesticide Testing On Pregnant Women, Kids

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 4:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday finalized a rule that broadens 2006 regulations to bar manufacturers from submitting to the agency any pesticide research that relies on the testing of children and pregnant women.

The rule amends the 2006 rule that set the conditions under which researchers intentionally can apply pesticides to humans in order to judge chemicals' toxicity. The EPA agreed in June 2010 to propose new standards for pesticide testing in order to settle consolidated litigation in the Second Circuit brought by several...
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