Saturday, April 09, 2005

Testing Pesticides on Babies, EPA Forced to Stop

Stephen L. Johnson, the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Friday that he was canceling a study of the effects of pesticides on infants and babies, a day after two Democratic senators said they would block his confirmation if the research continued....

...A recruiting flier for the program, called the Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study, or Cheers, offered $970, a free camcorder, a bib and a T-shirt to parents whose infants or babies were exposed to pesticides if the parents completed the two-year study. The requirements for participation were living in Duval County, Fla., having a baby under 3 months old or 9 to 12 months old, and "spraying pesticides inside your home routinely."

The rest of the story about Bush's new EPA appointment is in the NY Times.

3 Comments:

At Saturday, April 09, 2005 10:59:00 PM, Blogger Orangina said...

OMG! What kind of parents would risk their children's safety like that?

 
At Sunday, April 10, 2005 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of parents would do this?
Poor,uneducated, alcohol/drug dependent, teenage, unmarried, no-future type of parents, that's who.

 
At Sunday, April 10, 2005 6:25:00 PM, Blogger MajQa' said...

Hate to say it, but anon is right, and it also seems to be the target-market for "research" conducted.

The people Bush appoints to high positions these days are downright scary.

 

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