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Kids Left Vulnerable to Terrorism, Child Advocates Say

September 15, 2004
by Bruce Taylor Seeman
Newhouse News Service

Children, with their smaller bodies, tender skin and rapid breathing, are particularly vulnerable to terrorists' darkest plots... ...Cash-poor local and state health departments in recent years have been forced to curtail immunizations, restaurant inspections and school health programs that could be the first line of surveillance and treatment in a public health crisis, said Shelley Hearne, executive director of Trust for America's Health, a nonpartisan Washington health promotion group.

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