Children's Health Protection
Children may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures than 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
- EPA Releases the Draft K-12 School Environmental Health Program Guidelines for Public Comment
- View the OCHP School Siting Webinar
- EPA Announces the School Siting Guidelines
- EPA Announces Awards of Grants for Addressing Children's Environmental Health in Underserved Communities
- EPA Releases New Draft Voluntary Guidelines for Selecting Safe School Locations
- Sign Up for a Monthly Email about Children's Environmental Health
- Health Care Provider Resources