A Cotton Dust Study Unmasked
Hastings Center Report. 1984 Aug; 14(4): 17.
The Dan River Company, citing news reports damaging to its image, has abandoned a proposed study to test a theory that byssinosis (brown lung disease) is caused by a bacterium growing in cotton rather than by inhalation of cotton dust. With state approval to exceed federal standards on cotton dust exposure, the company submitted the study to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a "variance," not as human subjects research. Levine contends that the proposal violated all major criteria of the federal regulations for protection of research subjects--scientific objectivity, balanced risks and benefits, and voluntary and informed consent. (KIE abstract)
Coercion; Consent; Disease; Ethical Review; Federal Government; Government; Health; Health Hazards; Human Experimentation; Industry; Informed Consent; Medicine; Occupational Exposure; Occupational Health; Occupational Medicine; Regulation; Research; Research Design; Research Subjects; Review; Risks and Benefits; Standards;
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