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Posted Tue Jul 27 2010: from Detroit News:
Report: Children's exposure to toxic chemicals costs Michigan billions
Michigan could save billions annually by protecting children from exposure to environmental hazards, according to a study released today. The report released by an Ann Arbor-based coalition of health and environmental groups examined direct and indirect costs of four childhood diseases linked to environmental toxicants: lead poisoning, asthma, pediatric cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders. The study found treating those disorders costs Michigan an average of $5.85 billion each year. If all diseases with an environmental link were included, the number would be higher.
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'Doc Jim says:
Well... I guess to save money ... we can help out the little brats.

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