“Randomized Controlled Trials in Environmental Health Research: Unethical or Underutilized?”

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In PLOS Medicine, Simon Fraser University health scientists argue that we need to start doing more randomized controlled trials to better understand the negative impacts of environmental pollutants on humans. But would it be unethical to fail to provide access to a beneficial anti-pollution intervention to the control group?

(Full text) Randomized Controlled Trials in Environmental Health Research: Unethical or Underutilized? (Allen, Ryan W. et al. PLOS Medicine. January 06, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001775)

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1 COMMENT

  1. Probably they should start to test chemicals on animals first and there’s plenty of research showing horrific health effects for many commonly used materials already. It’s not like data isn’t there, it;s just nobody wants to do anything about it.