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Letters From the Committee :: November 30, 2004

Letter to EPA Administrator Concerning Conflict of Interest in Cooperative Research Agreement with American Chemistry Council

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November 30, 2004

The Honorable Michael Leavitt
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460

Dear Mr. Leavitt:

We are writing to express our concerns about the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to study children's exposure to chemicals in the home.  We are pleased the agency has decided to postpone the study to further examine the issues that have been raised in recent press accounts.  We have a number of concerns about this CRADA and we would like you to provide us with answers to the questions we have about the role of the ACC as a partner in this research....

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