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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
America's Children and the Environment

Information about the Report
Title America's Children and the Environment
Description This report presents trends in environmental factors related to the health and well-being of children in the United States.
Organization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Year 2010
URL http://www.epa.gov/economics/children/
Level of Technical Detail High
Direct Access to Data Yes
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.epa.gov/economics/children/basic_info/index.html
Contact Information 202-566-2304
Environmental Indicator Scale National, County
Additional Information Interpreting and Using Indicators

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Birth Defects in California Number of birth defects in California per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Childhood Cancer Cancer incidence and mortality for children under 20 Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Human Health Disruptors:Carcinogens
Childhood Cancer Cancer incidence for children under 20 by type Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Human Health Disruptors:Carcinogens
Childhood Cancer Cancer incidence for children under 20 by type Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Human Health Disruptors:Carcinogens
Common Air Pollutants Long-term trends in annual average concentrations of criteria pollutants Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Air:Air Quality
Air:Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Common Air Pollutants Number of children living in counties with high annual averages of particulate matter Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Air:Air Quality
Air:Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Particulate Matter
Common Air Pollutants Percentage of children living in counties in which air quality standards were exceeded Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Common Air Pollutants Percentage of children''s days with good, moderate, or unhealthy air quality Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Air:Air Quality
Air:Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Concentrations of Continine in Blood Concentrations of cotinine in blood of children Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure
Concentrations of Lead in Blood Concentrations of lead in blood of children ages 5 and under Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure
Concentrations of Lead in Blood Median concentrations of lead in blood of children ages 1-5, by race/ethnicity and family income Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure
Concentrations of Mercury in Blood Distribution of concentrations of mercury in blood of women of child-bearing age Life Stages & Populations:Womens'' Health
Health Risks:Exposure
Drinking Water Contaminants Percentage of children served by community water systems that did not meet all applicable health-based drinking water standards Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Water:Drinking Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Percentage of children ages 6 and under regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in the home Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Air:Air Pollution:Indoor Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Secondhand Smoke
Hazardous Air Pollutants Percentage of children living in counties where estimated hazardous air pollutant concentrations were greater than health benchmarks in 1999 Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Air:Air Quality
Air:Air Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Hazardous Air Pollutants
Land Contaminants Percentage of children residing within one mile of a Superfund site Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Cleanup:Cleanup Sites:Superfund
Lead in California Schools Percentage of California public elementary schools with lead in drinking water Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Water:Drinking Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Lead in California Schools Percentage of California public elementary schools with lead in soils Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Pollutants & Contaminants:Soil Contaminants
Lead in California Schools Percentage of California public elementary schools with lead paint and some deterioration of paint Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Monitoring and Reporting Percentage of children living in areas served by community water systems with violations of drinking water monitoring and reporting requirements Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Water:Drinking Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Children reported to have mental retardation, by race/ethnicity and family income Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Pesticide Residues Percentage of fruits, vegetables and grains, and other food and drink products with detectable residues of organophosphate pesticides Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Pesticides
Pesticide Use in Minnesota Schools Frequency of application of pesticides in Minnesota K-12 schools Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Pesticides
Respiratory Diseases Children’s emergency room visits for asthma and other respiratory causes Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma
Respiratory Diseases Percentage of children reported to have current asthma, by race/ethnicity and family income Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma
Respiratory Diseases Percentage of children reported to have ever been diagnosed with asthma and having an asthma attack in the past 12 months, by race/ethnicity and family income Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma
Respiratory Diseases Percentage of children with asthma Life Stages & Populations:Childrens'' Health
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases:Asthma