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Enviro-Mich message from "Vicki Levengood" <vleven@ameritech.net>
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See Washington Post article from Wed., Nov. 10.  Snip below, full article at
link.  You may have to sign in.

<snip> Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility, said, "Regardless of the number of reviews, paying poor
parents to dose their babies with commercial poisons to measure their
exposure is just plain wrong."
Administration and industry officials said it was important to pursue the
study to give regulators better information on how harmful chemicals get
into children's bodies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37931-2004Nov9.html


Vicki Levengood
Michigan Representative, National Environmental Trust
517-333-5786
vleven@ameritech.net
www.environet.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Holtz" <dholtz@cleanwater.org>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Dow Alert: EPA to Use Poor Kids for Pesticide Study -- 
Dow is one of funders


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> Enviro-Mich message from David Holtz <dholtz@cleanwater.org>
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>
> This email flyer about poor kids being used as guinea pigs by the EPA is
> being investigated by Urban Legands as a possible hoax
> http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_epa_guinea_pigs.htm
>
>
> MCKENNA193@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Read on. . .
> >
> > Brian McKenna
> >
> > *EPA WILL USE POOR KIDS AS GUINEA PIGS IN NEW STUDY ON PESTICIDES
> > *The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led by Bush appointees,
> > plans to launch a 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. In October, the EPA received $2 million to do the
> > study from the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry front
> > group that includes members such as Dow, Exxon, and Monsanto. The
> > EPA's Linda Sheldon says the study is vital, because so little is
> > known about how small children's bodies absorb harmful chemicals. As
> > of press time, none of the EPA's employees are offering to have their
> > own children take part in this research project. The Organic Consumers
> > Association is calling on the nation's citizens to demand the EPA
> > forgo this project before its scheduled launch in early 2005. Sign
> > petition by clicking here and forward this email to family and
> > friends... <http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa-alert.htm>
> > <http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa-alert.htm>
> >
> >
> >
>
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> David Holtz
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