One of the main functions of NCER was to hand out grants and fellowships to scientists investigating the effects of chemical exposure on human health.
…The obvious and intrinsic value of NCER’s programs is not particularly controversial. A detailed review of the Science to Achieve Results Research Program (a primary NCER grant program, referred to as STAR grants) by the National Academies of Sciences lauded its results:
“STAR has had numerous successes, such as in research on human health implications of air pollution, on environmental effects on children’s health and well-being, on interactions between climate change and air quality, and on the human health implications of nanoparticles. Those are just a few examples; many more could be cited.”
Hey if you want a government that looks out for children’s health you might want to consider voting for people who believe in (and understand) basic science.