In subsequent chapters the committee presents specific recommendations in response to these characteristics to provide protections for children involved in research on housing health hazards. These additional protections can provide needed clarification about a research project for both the parents of these children and investigators, ensure that the rights and welfare of vulnerable subjects are protected, and allow valuable research to proceed that is intended to ultimately improve the well-being of vulnerable children. Certain characteristics that occur frequently in housing health hazards research are much less frequent in other types of research. These characteristics need to be carefully considered and their ethical implications taken into account in the design and implementation of the research.

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