American Academy of Pediatrics: Children Should Stay Away from Oil

Given that parents are letting their kids play in the oil, please note that the American Academy of Pediatrics has released the following statement on the Gulf oil spill:

* Children should be directly supervised and should not be allowed to play in or around areas where the water or beach contains oil or sludge.

* Children, and whenever possible teens, should not be involved in clean-up efforts but should only return after the area is cleaned up. Children should be the last group to return to areas impacted by oil or other toxic substances.

* Children should not be involved in swimming, boating, or clean-up activities in areas impacted by the oil spill.

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