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Monday, April 11, 2005

EPA Halts Florida Test on Pesticides

Can you believe that parents in Florida agreed for a nominal fee to expose their infants to pesticides over a two year period?

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." Full story

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