ERIC Number: ED336178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Toxins and Children: Exploring the Risks, Part II. Hearing held in Washington, DC before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This report contains the proceedings of the second of two hearings that explored the risks of environmental toxins to children. Testimony was heard concerning: (1) the special vulnerability of children to toxic substances; (2) exposure to lead and lead poisoning; and (3) the exposure of working children to toxins. A fact sheet gives an overview of the dangers to children of various toxins. Seven statements were delivered in person and 13 prepared statements or materials supplemental to verbal testimony were collected. Copies of various relevant documents are appended. These include: a meta-analysis of studies on low-level lead exposure and its effect on the IQ of children; a study of the prevalence and hazards of child labor; a statement on migrant farmworkers' childrens' exposure to pesticides by the Farmworker Justice Fund; a statement on environmental hazards during pregnancy by the March of Dimes; and a review of pertinent literature by the National Network To Prevent Birth Defects. (BC)
Descriptors: Cancer, Child Health, Child Labor, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Congenital Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Lead Poisoning, Migrant Workers, Pesticides, Poisons, Public Health
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-06722-5, $6.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Identifiers: Risk Assessment
Note: For part I, hearing held in Oakland, California, see PS 019 535. Portions contain small print.