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)