Tuesday, November 16, 2004

EPA Will Use Poor Kids as Guinea Pigs to Test Toxic Chemicals

Editors Note: This just makes me sick to think that is actually happening!!!! The worst part is there are most likely family's so desprate for some extra income that they will participate, risking their own childrens health and the debts that will come along with a sick child.

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,c 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 join tens of thousands of citizens in petitioning the EPA to terminate this study prior to its proposed launch in early 2005. More information and petition here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa-alert.htm

Please take the time to share with others a low cost natural alternative to safe cleaning products here.

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