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Nov. 17th, 2004 @ 10:23 pm Medical Experiments on Children from low income families
Thanks to cordwainer for the link.


Friends, this sounds like a bad science fiction plot, something out of Nazi Germany or the Tuskegee Syphilis Study but it's real and it's happening right now in our country!

Read this please, and then go go sign the petition to stop it.

After you've done that, please tell your friends. We've got to get involved in this, because this could easily be a shame our generation will never live down.

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AZ Burrowing Owl
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Date:November 18th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
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It also reminds me of the government study of radiation in the 1950's. The government, along with Quaker Oaks fed radioactive cereal to instutionalized children. Children who also were sterilized because they were deemed "morons" because the junk "science" of eugenics was in fashion at the time. The kids had simply scored low on IQ tests.

A google search would lead to website stories on the whole history of that scandal. 60 Minutes did a piece on it not that long ago as well.
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Date:November 18th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I got that from the story as well. They are not going to intentionally expose children, they are going to monitor children to study effects. Kind of like doing a study on the health effects of living 5 miles from a nuclear power plant. You aren't forcing people to live there, you are in fact just asking people already living there to come by periodically for a check up.

The REAL story here is not the children. The real story is the politics in the EPA, the Bush administration and the ACC. The study is junk science. It is only going to study short term effects, when long term effects could be decades away. And then the use of that junk information to set policy. As a scientist I find it apalling.