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EPA: Little Known About Toxins' Effects on Children

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EPA: Little Known About Toxins' Effects on Children

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EPA: Little Known About Toxins' Effects on Children

EPA: Little Known About Toxins' Effects on Children

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A new report sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency says children are uniquely vulnerable to toxic substances such as lead and mercury. But the report emphasizes that reliable information on the risks that harmful substances and chemicals pose to children is incomplete. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Dr. Michael Weitzman, co-author of the report.