ERIC Number: ED447955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The EPA Children's Environmental Health Yearbook.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.
Through their environments, children are exposed to a wide variety of substances that pose a risk to their health. This yearbook provides information to the public on the activities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect children from environmental hazards, including the latest information on the unique threats of environmental hazards to children and EPA's current efforts to combat those hazards. The yearbook includes sections on asthma and other respiratory effects, childhood cancer, developmental and neurological toxicity, health effects of pesticides, and potential risk from contaminated surface water and ground water. Additional chapters describe improvements in predicting health risks to children, highlight international activities to protect children, identify environmental education programs addressing issues of children's health, and describe EPA's expansion of individuals' and families' right to know about environment hazards. Descriptions of EPA projects include contacts for more information. The yearbook's final section directs readers to additional EPA resources for more information. (Most chapters contain references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.