ERIC Number: ED447957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The EPA Children's Environmental Health Yearbook Supplement.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.
Through their environments, children are exposed to a wide variety of substances that provide a risk to children's health. This report provides information to the public on the work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to children's health protection, summarizing initiatives undertaken since the publication of "The EPA Children's Environmental Health Yearbook" in 1998 and updating some ongoing projects. Recent national accomplishments of the EPA are described, including the Centers of Excellence in Children's Environmental Health Research, the Workshop of Valuing Children's Health Effects, and the Child Health Champion Campaign. Initiatives are summarized in the following areas: (1) asthma and other respiratory effects; (2) childhood cancer; (3) developmental and neurological toxicity; (4) health effects of pesticides; (5) potential risks from contaminated water; (6) predicting health risks to children; (7) protecting children worldwide; (8) environmental education related to children's health; and (9) enhanced community right-to-know activities. The report also contains an updated list of Children's Health Resources. (Most chapters contain references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.