Federal judge overturns EPA human experiments case

It’s a good thing the U.S Public Health Service called off the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments in 1972. Had someone sued to stop the horror, a federal judge like Anthony Trenga might have stopped the suit — not the experiments.

That’s precisely what Judge Trenga did on Jan. 31 in the case of the American Tradition Institute v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The American Tradition Institute sued the EPA in October to stop an ongoing experiment in which the agency was exposing elderly study subjects (up to 75 years of age) to concentrated levels of a deadly (according to EPA) air pollutant known as PM2.5 (soot or dust much smaller than the width of a human hair).

The lawsuit claimed the experiments were illegal in that they blatantly violated virtually every major standard developed since World War II for the protection of human study subjects used in scientific experiments.

Given that the EPA long ago determined that any exposure to PM2.5 could cause death (as well as a host of other serious health consequences) within hours or days of inhalation, the experiments are fundamentally illegal. Federal regulations and the Nuremberg Code strictly prohibit scientists from treating human subjects like expendable guinea pigs. In the experiment in question, the study subjects were asked to risk their very lives for $12 per hour.

Read more at The Washington Times. By Steve Milloy.

Comments

  1. John Detwiler says:

    The EPA has to go. It does very little that actually benifits us. It is simply a Agency use by the government and ignorant agency heads to control our lives. There has to have better oversight and more inteligent persons running it.

  2. What will be next from the rougue EPA. Just get rid of them.

  3. EPA, Obama's way to get rid of jobs, close coal plants, unneeded regulations for drill for oil and gas and now eliminating elderly from the SS and Medical roles.

  4. They were just old people, Obama's death panels will be taking them out anyway

  5. I found this in a newsletter today, I wonder how much the EPA wastes on harassing businesses and people!
    The Department of Labor, which does no actual labor, has spent $102,157,000,000 this fiscal year; as of June 2011
    The Dept of Education, which educates nobody: 46,058,000,000
    The Dept of Energy, which produces no energy: 25,766,000,000
    The Dept of Housing & Urban Development; which build our fine urban slums: 46,149,000,000
    The Dept of Justice, which produces no justice: 23,084,000,000
    The Dept of the Interior, which does…? What?: 9,862,000,000
    The Dept of Transportation, which subsidizes Amtrack: 54,766,000,000
    The International Assistance Program, which apparently mostly assists warlords and terrorists: 15,876,000,000
    NASA, which seems to be pretty much out of a job now: 13,034,000,000
    The National Science Foundation, which doesn't seem to produce any actual science: 5,037,000,000

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