GAO Slams EPA For Not Protecting Children's Health

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to step up its commitment to children's health and pay more attention to recommendations from an internal advisory committee that includes experts from academic, health care, government and nonprofit groups, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The EPA's efforts to address children's health — including risks associated with air pollution and toxic chemicals — need greater focus, direction and top-level commitment, the GAO told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Tuesday.

The EPA has been unresponsive to...
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