Children's Health Protection
Children may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures then adults because:
- Their bodily systems are still developing
- They eat more, drink more, and breathe more in proportion to their body size
- Their behavior can expose them more to chemicals and organisms
EPA views childhood as a sequence of life stages from conception through fetal development, infancy, and adolescence.
Protecting children’s health from environmental risks is fundamental to EPA’s mission. Get the facts about children’s environmental health.
Top Three Questions/Tasks
- School Building Week 2011
- National Healthy Schools Day is April 11
- EPA Releases New Draft Voluntary Guidelines for Selecting Safe School Locations
- Children’s Health Podcast Series
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- Guide to Help Scientists Understand Children's Exposure to Pollutants
- Sign Up for a Monthly Email about Children's Environmental Health
- Health Care Provider Resources