Can’t Really Rely On Lab Rat Tests

Hormone Disruptor skeptics frequently say that, “Rats and humans are too different for us to base regulatory decisions on experiments using rodents.”

And, they add, “There are no controlled experiments with humans because that would be unethical.”


Every human in America today is a lab rat in an uncontrolled, un-consenting,  stealth Hormone Disruptor experiment.

Besides, if BPA and other Hormone Disruptors are as safe as the skeptics claim, then what’s the ethical problem of using humans in a controlled experiment?

Photo By Benmitch (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By Benmitch (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Lab Rats Are The “Go-To” Animals

What’s more, every drug approved by every regulatory body on the planet uses lab rat data in the decision process.

Indeed scientists who work for chemical companies and other skeptics use rats in their experiments (sometimes badly) to try and prove the safety of Hormone Disruptors. See Bad FDA Science Makes For Bad Public Health for more details on that.

This Dog Don’t Hunt

The skeptic’s arguments that experiments based on rats are invalid carry zero fact and less intellectual weight.

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