Pesticide News Story: Children’s Health Month: EPA Highlights the Importance of Creating Healthy Environments Where Children Live, Learn, Play and Work
For Release: October 16, 2012
In celebration of Children’s Health Month, the EPA is highlighting the importance of protecting children from the health risks posed by pests as well as the potential effects of pesticides. Protecting children’s health where they live, learn, play and work is a priority and one of EPA’s most important responsibilities. Pesticides have widespread uses and may affect children’s health in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, child care programs, play areas and agricultural fields.
- To learn more about how to control pests safely, how children may be exposed to pesticides and what parents, caregivers and teachers can do to reduce their exposure, visit: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/children.htm
- To learn more about what EPA is doing to celebrate Children’s Health Month, visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm
- To find out about children’s health protection in your area, visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/whereyoulive.htm
- To order free publications on protecting children from pesticides, visit: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/catalog/subpage3.htm#children