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Contact Region 9

Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Children's Health

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Multi Media Resources

How does lead get into drinking water?
How Does Lead Get Into
Drinking Water (cartoon)

Reducing lead in drinking water
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water

Fight Childhood Asthma
(MP3 audio files)

Household articles that might trigger attacks

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2nd Hand Smoke

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Resources for a Healthy School Environment

Children's Health Focus Areas

Protecting children's health from environmental threats is an EPA priority. A wide range of environmental hazards pose a particular threat to children. Some key focus areas in the Pacific Southwest include:

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Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
 Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

link to the asthma page


link to the clean school bus page

Clean School Bus

link to the lead page


link to the national EPA HealthySeat site


For more information about children's health efforts in the Pacific Southwest, contact EPA Region 9's Children's Health Program.

Other Resources

Children's Environmental Health Network Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Clean School Bus USA

The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses.

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