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Sunday, November 21, 2004

GOP Eats Children, Again

This just in via email:


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. 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.
(emphasis added)

Well that certainly comes as no surprise, as we all know that the GOP seeks only to destroy the world for Halliburton, and eats and/or poisons the children in our free time. Which is all fine, except that much like every other hysterical, asinine Demo scandal, this is a bunch of bullshit:

...(I)t is misleading to characterize the study, as the above email flier does, as one in which "participating low-income familes will have their children exposed to toxic pesticides." Among the stated requirements for participation is the following:
"Maintain your normal pesticide or non-pesticide use patterns for your household. We will not ask any parent to apply pesticides in their home to be a part of this study."
According to an EPA memo explaining the postponement of the study, its design will be submitted to an expert panel for review and may be "refined" based on their recommendations before it is implemented.


Boy, the interweb sure has made the whole Democrat "Make stuff up" politic a lot less fun...

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