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This study was supported by Contract No. 200-96-2544 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; by Grant No. 030461 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; by Purchase Order No. 7W-0522-NANX between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; by a grant from the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor; and by Contract No. 98-0168(P) between the National Academy of Sciences and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the National School-to-Work Office of the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor supported this study through an interagency agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Protecting youth at work : health, safety, and development of working children and adolescents in the United States / Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06413-9

1. Children—Employment—Health aspects—Government policy—United States. 2. Teenagers—Employment—Health aspects—Government policy—United States. 3. Industrial hygiene—Government policy—United States. 4. Industrial safety—Government policy—United States. I. Board on Children, Youth, and Families (U.S.). Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor.

HD6250.U3 P73 1998

331.3′1′0973—dc21 98-40159

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