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Web Date: September 17, 2008

EPA Unresponsive On Children's Health

Agency has disregarded recommendations from its own advisory group, GAO finds
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

EPA has ignored recommendations from its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee, according to the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

The agency formed the advisory committee in 1997. It is composed of experts in children's health from academe, health care, industry, nonprofits, and local governments. Over the past decade, it has made hundreds of suggestions to EPA regarding protection and improvement of children's health.

But "EPA has largely disregarded . . .

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