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Eco-Social Culture

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{Nature_and_Environment.15.18}: {redleader} Wed, 01 Dec 2004 22:14:09 CST (29 lines)
{name removed by chiles Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:52:51 CST}

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to
launch an outrageous new study in which participating low income
families will have their children exposed to toxic pesticides over
the course of two years. For taking part in these studies, each
family will receive $970, a free video camera, a T-shirt, and a
framed certificate of appreciation. The study entitled CHEERS
(Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study) will look at how
chemicals can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed by children ranging
from babies to 3 years old.

Please take a moment to follow this link and join tens of thousands
of citizens in petitioning the EPA to terminate this study prior to
its proposed launch in early 2005.>>>>>>

  I see nothing wrong with this study at all. As Wren pointed out the
family is not asked to do anything that they weren't alreay doing.
The kids aren't being exposed to anything that wasn't already in the
house.

   All that is being done is that information is being taken on
children in the household routines that they are already using. The
parents inventory what they use, the child's routine is detailed,
some sensors are placed for a while on the child, and some samples
are taken. What they are doing is pretty ethical and noninvasive.

   In fact it might be beneficial. If the parents get the data and
don't like what is showing up in their child's system, they might
change what they use in their house. And whatever is done, vital
information will be collected.

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