Children's Health Resources
Basic Information on Pollutants and Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
- Biological Pollutants
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products
- Lead (Pb)
- Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
- Radon (Rn)
- Respirable Particles
- Secondhand Smoke/ Environmental Tobacco Smoke
- Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and Chimneys
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
"A safe place to learn and play."
Check out EPA's Environmental Kid's Club for other kid-friendly information about the environment
Visit EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP)
Kids, Students and Teachers
Want to learn about the environment? Want to share what you know with someone else? With fact-sheets, interactive games, and more, EPA's kids, students and teachers websites can help you with all sorts of information about EPA and the environment.
Visit EPA's Healthy School Environments website at: www.epa.gov/schools
Annual Report Captures Efforts to Protect Children
EPA's Children's Environmental Health: 2008 Highlights is the eighth in an annual series on work done in its programs, labs and regions.
EPA has funded research on how the environment affects children's health, promoted the education of health care providers, published information about how climate change affects children’s health, and assembled data to quantify the extent of children’s health issues. EPA is addressing environmental health disparities, issues during pregnancy, the rebuilding of communities with children’s needs in mind and the health of children in our nation’s schools.
Issues in the report include childhood asthma, lead poisoning, exposure to the sun, children and chemicals, integrated pest management, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and research findings. This year marks the 11th year of explicit attention to the health of children following the Executive Order of 1997, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks.
- Download and read the report (PDF, 32 pp., 1.14 M, about PDF)
- Find more publications at http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/publications2.htm
The Healthy School Environments web pages are intended to serve as a gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.
Other EPA Kids Pages
Global Warming: Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. When scientists talk about the issue of climate change, their concern is about global warming caused by human activities.
Body and Mind (BAM) Website
BAM! is brought to you by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). BAM! was created to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. BAM! also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive activities to support their health and science curriculums that are educational and fun.