Children's Environmental Health

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Children's environmental health issues are a major concern, particularly with the increase of asthma among children. This program addresses the environmental health- related issues that have a significant impact on children, especially those in limited-resource families.

Target audience:

Limited-resource families, day care centers and schools

Goals and Objectives:

1. Participants will identify children's environmental health issues related to:

  • indoor air quality
  • asthma and its triggers
  • second-hand smoke
  • pesticide and herbicide use
  • lead poisoning
  • mold and mildew
  • household hazardous products
  • mercury
  • sun exposure  

2. Participants will become proactive at reducing and/or eliminating identified potential health problems