Thursday, December 02, 2004

 

This is truly disgusting

Aw, we got too many little kids already. And the rich ones' parents (the only people who really count anymore, of course) probably take 'em to Cabo while the exterminator's in the house, anyway.
EPA's Backroom Deal with Chemical Companies Triples Rat Poisoning Rate in Kids

In 2001, the Bush led EPA struck a deal with chemical companies to remove two important rat poison regulations designed to protect the safety of children. Specifically, the safety measures had required rat poisons contain an ingredient that makes the candy-like pellets taste bitter to kids and a dye to make it more obvious to adults when a child has ingested the poison.

As a result of no longer requiring those safety additives, the nation is now seeing a record number of children poisoned by the toxic pellets. This year more than 50,000 children were poisoned by rodenticides, which is three times as many as were affected prior to the removal of safety regulations.

According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the EPA met five times behind closed doors with representatives of the chemical industry, which ultimately resulted in the removal of the safety regulations.
Thanks (I guess) to Pandagon for this.

Anyway, it's not like little kids can finance a campaign, huh? Well, can they? Huh? Can they?

I thought not. So get off your soapbox.
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Well done on a nice blog Blogger. I was searching for information on astronomy lesson plans and came across your post This is truly disgusting - not quite what I was looking for related to astronomy lesson plans but very interesting all the same!

Well, it's a new year - in fact it's almost the Chinese New Year. I'm still putting together astronomy lesson plans for the first and second semesters. This year the budget allows us to purchase a new telescope for the science group. That's great so we're still juggling the numbers how to get best bang for the buck! Not the 'big bang' you understand LOL. I'm coming down on the side of the Meade LX200GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Let's wait and see.

If you do have a moment, please take a look at my new site on: Astronomy for Kids .

A happy new year to everyone!
 
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Comments: "
Well done on a nice blog Blogger. I was searching for information on astronomy lesson plans and came across your post This is truly disgusting - not quite what I was looking for related to astronomy lesson plans but very interesting all the same!

Well, it's a new year - in fact it's almost the Chinese New Year. I'm still putting together astronomy lesson plans for the first and second semesters. This year the budget allows us to purchase a new telescope for the science group. That's great so we're still juggling the numbers how to get best bang for the buck! Not the 'big bang' you understand LOL. I'm coming down on the side of the Meade LX200GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Let's wait and see.

If you do have a moment, please take a look at my new site on: Astronomy for Kids .

A happy new year to everyone!
 
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