Environment: Junior Vigilantes

At first glance, it seems similar to the other children's games and kits that have been designed in response to the environmental boom. But the Envirco Pollution Test Kit, aimed at kids between the ages of eight and 14, is not intended for mere play. It enables youthful environmentalists to conduct real tests for air and water pollution, and even provides practical suggestions for fighting polluters.

Expected to sell for about $10 when it appears on store shelves this week, the kit consists of a blue plastic tray of diluted chemicals, four test tubes, five "dropping bottles," a funnel, magnifying glass, microscope...

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