America's Children and the Environment - Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses



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United States Environmental Protection Agency


This report has three principal objectives. First, it presents concrete, quantifiable measures for key factors relevant to the environment and children in the United States. These measures offer a basis for understanding time trends for some factors and for further investigation of others. Second, the report can inform discussions among policy-makers and the public about how to improve federal data on children and the environment. Third, America's Children and the Environment includes measures that can be used by policymakers and the public to track and understand the potential impacts of environmental contaminants on children's health and, ultimately, to identify and evaluate ways to minimize environmental impacts on children. The authors and sponsors hope this report will contribute to the effort to integrate the environmental health needs of children into the nation's policy agenda.


176 pages; available for download at the link below.


child health, environmental education, environmental health