Due to the normal aging process, even older persons in good health may experience increased health risks from exposures to environmental pollutants. As we age, our bodies are more susceptible to hazards from the environment which may worsen chronic or life threatening conditions. This site provides information on both environmental health and stewardship issues related to the aging population.
Built Environment and Healthy Communities
Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest
Resources and Presentations
Fact Sheets - English and other translations
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being (PDF) (200 pp, 3.3MB)
Aging Grants Final Reports
Workshops and Webinars
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Top Three Questions
- Why is EPA focusing effort on older Americans?
- What are common environmental hazards that may affect the health of older Americans?
- How can individuals get involved in their community to help reduce environmental hazards?