Specific Errors Made by Government Agents
Increased Skeletal, Visceral, and Heart Malformations
Their comment that the number of foetuses with abnormalities was small merely identifies a shortcoming of the standardised industry studies performed for regulatory purposes. Larger numbers of animals are preferable. If the number of animals used is small, any effect will only be seen in a few animals and statistical significance will be difficult to obtain. This is especially true at lower doses, where observable effects will be smaller and/or less frequent.
Increased Heart Malformations and Embryonic Deaths
Decrease in Viable Fetsuses, Increase in Malformations
Increased Fetal Deaths
The German regulators' assumption that low-dose findings were non-treatment-related because oral feeding resulted in different effects than gavage is not defensible. As was pointed out by the UK's PSD [Pesticide Safety Directorate], another study supported this study's findings.