The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Assistant Inspector General for Program Evaluation (OIG),Carolyn Copper, sent a memorandum to the EPA’s Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, in late October and gave notice that the IG will “begin an evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Research on Human Subjects.” According to the memo posted on the EPA’s website, the assignment is in response to a Congressional request.
“Our objective is to determine whether EPA, as part of its research, followed applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidance when it exposed human subjects to diesel exhaust emissions or concentrated airborne particles.” :
Specifically, in conducting the XCON, KINGCON, OMEGACON, and any related studies exposing 41 human subjects to diesel exhaust emissions or concentrated air particles from 2010 to 2011, we plan to determine whether EPA:
1) Obtained sufficient approval to expose subjects to specific levels of diesel exhaust emissions or concentrated airborne particles;
2) Obtained adequate informed consent from human study subjects before exposing them to diesel exhaust emissions or concentrated airborne particles;
Read more at The Washington Times. By Kerry Picket.