Navigation Links
US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans

The US congress is considering whether to temporarily ban the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using human tests to determine whether a pesticide should be marketed//. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will soon decide whether to place a one year moratorium on the conduct and use of studies that expose participants to pesticides. In most cases, trials are conducted by companies seeking to have their pesticides approved by the agency for marketing.

The Republican controlled US senate voted 60 to 37 to enact, such a moratorium, in an amendment to the spending bill that funds the EPA. The amendment would prohibit the agency, beginning on 1 October, from conducting human exposure tests or using data from tests conducted by third parties in its pesticide risk assessments. An identical amendment was passed by the House in May.

The Pesticide companies became interested in human testing seemingly in a bid to circumvent a 1996 law that made it more difficult to use animal tests to meet agency standards for protecting vulnerable populations such as children from pesticide residues. The EPA now considers human testing data on a case by case basis, rejecting only experiments deemed scientifically unsound or ‘fundamentally unethical’ by EPA staff.

“The moral and ethical issues surrounding these pesticide experiments are overwhelming,” California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who introduced the amendment, said after the vote. The Pesticide industry, represented by the Washington lobbying group CropLife America, adds that it is ‘troubled by the blatant manipulation of the facts’ by Democratic senators. “Sound science and public health protections have affirmed the safety and ethics of human data studies,’ the group said in its statement.

An alternative amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Conrad Burns, also passed the senate by a vote of 57 to 40. That version would allow the EPA to use third party human tests in licensin
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Senate assures ban on smoking
2. US Senate Approves Embryo-research Plan Despite Presidents Refusal
3. Senate Committee Approves Telemedicine Mental Health Bill
4. US Senate Passes Stem Cell Research Bill
5. Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
6. Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials
7. Antibiotics losing their power against acne
8. South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants
9. Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes
10. Acne may protect against infections
11. Fight against E.coli
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Senate Votes against Testing Pesticide Humans

(Date:9/20/2014)... Lifeinsurancequoteterm.net has released a new blog post ... insurance plan provides for vulnerable family members. , ... a top priority for every provider. It is now ... examinations and visiting a doctor. , Life insurance ... coverage up to $300,000, but only to healthy applicants. ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Ticket Down ... concert tickets for her 2015 “Honeymoon Tour.” This well-known ... for added savings. , In early 2015, fans will have ... the world across North America. Twenty-one-year-old Ariana Grande will hit ... will take her to 25 cities across the United States ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, Best Cheap Hosting USA (best-cheap-hosting-usa.com), ... new website. The new site provides the latest ... for customers. Here, people can find a lot ... Also, it has recommended some excellent web hosting ... the great web hosting suppliers, InMotion ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/InMotion/ ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, an innovative company that provides many ... has launched a special offer for its brand new ... among worldwide clients. Now, all the company’s new and ... on its website. , Additionally, the firm also offers ... Great custom made items can be ordered at its ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 2014 RBSEO Services, which has occupied ... has announced it provides an affordable website SEO (Search ... This announcement would benefit those new and old businesses ... cannot afford to pay a big amount for their ... their websites in top search results for their business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:No Medical Exam Life Insurance Provides Financial Protection for Families 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 3Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Launches Its New Website And Recommends InMotion To Worldwide People 2Health News:Discounted 2014 Prom Dresses Provided By Innovative Company UWDress.com 2Health News:RBSEO Services Announces Affordable Website SEO Service at Only $175 2
... treat at all , , FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- ... complications in women, a European study finds. , Doctors use ... In this way, they gain time to allow steroids to ... mother to be transferred to a medical facility with a ...
... DENVER, March 6 Muscle Pharm is proud to announce ... be the exclusive Nutritional Supplement Sponsor of Shane Carwin."We are ... an absolute Freak, and a true specimen," said Brad Pyatt, ... the UFC, and is headed into his biggest professional fight ...
... Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX ) today announced that its ... 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Hilton Hotel ... Jersey 07078. The record date for stockholders entitled to ... Valeant , Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) ...
... Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and Cypress ... they expect to ship Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin ... wholesalers and pharmacies by mid 2009. Savella was approved ... January 14, 2009 and was originally expected to be available ...
... FRANCISCO, Calif., March 6 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Ryan Maynard, the company,s vice president and chief ... overview at the Barclays Capital Healthcare Conference in ... p.m. EDT.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030226/RIGLLOGO )To access the ...
... Endocare, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENDO ), an ... minimally invasive technologies used by urologists and interventional radiologists ... the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. ... in revenue compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Safety of Labor-Delaying Drugs Questioned 2Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 2Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 3Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 4Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 5Health News:Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM) 6Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:Endocare Reports 2008 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 11
(Date:9/19/2014)... CHICAGO, Ill. , Sept. 19, 2014  The ... ABBV ) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 ... payable Nov. 17, 2014 to stockholders of record at ... About AbbVie AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical ... company,s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people ...
(Date:9/19/2014)...  4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the ... implants on the market today at this weekend,s ... Chicago .  The Osteotomy Truss System is ... with 74 size options included in one versatile set. ... 15 to 18 implant sizes, which limited a surgeon,s ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 The American Association for ... Design and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner ... Harvey Diamond have been actively involved in AAHomecare ... it has quickly grown into a major global manufacturer ... Drive allows AAHomecare to increase efforts on behalf of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:4WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System 2Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2
... TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. today announced ... Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics to supply reagents for Osmetech,s ... System and the eSensor(R) XT-8 System for Warfarin ... Osmetech with custom oligonucleotides, which are required reagents ...
... announced today that its proprietary XD(R) Technology boosts ... processes by 5-10 fold for the production of ... labs of DSM Biologics in Groningen, The Netherlands ... can be increased 5-10 fold over their previous ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Announces Supply Agreement With Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics 2DSM Announces Yield Boosts of 5-10 Fold With XD(R) Technology for Mammalian Manufacturing Platforms 2DSM Announces Yield Boosts of 5-10 Fold With XD(R) Technology for Mammalian Manufacturing Platforms 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: