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The NRDC, along with several other organizations has apparently brought a lawsuit against the EPA, challenging the EPA rule that allows pesticides to be tested on people (pregnant women and children included).

They argue that this kind of testing is unethical because of problems in the past when subjects misled about what they were being given (!), and also because the poeple likely attracted to being guinea pigs would be low-income people.

This might make some of you New Yorker magazine readers out there think about the recent disturbing article on people who earn their livelihoods as serial medical test subjects.

All of this says nothing, of course, about the ethics of testing on animals. A conversation/lawsuit for another day?