Saturday, June 21, 2008

How Should Pesticide Toxicology Be Reviewed?

Who should study pesticide toxicology? How should it be done?

The system that has been used for decades is that regulators decide on protocols and standards. Only a small fraction of the molecules that are synthesized make it to market.

Perhaps someone has an idea for a better system. It is best that regulators consider and apply it prospectively.

Haphazard testing wastes resources, especially if test conditions do not mimic real life conditions. It assassinates brands without justification.

Would you use an aircraft simulator to find out if a submarine is ocean-worthy?

What does the research published at the link below achieve?

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