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A Broader Push on Childhood Health

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Science  03 Dec 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5446, pp. 1834
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5446.1834

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The Environmental Protection Agency's interest in childhood cancer is part of a new focus on children begun 4 years ago by Administrator Carol Browner and President Clinton, who in 1997 ordered that all new federal safety standards take into account children's health. Although some observers charge that the drive is more politics than science, many researchers say it's an idea whose time has come.