About the Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP)
What We Do
- their bodily systems are still developing;
- they eat more, drink more, and breathe more in proportion to their body size; and
- their behavior can expose them more to chemicals and organisms.
- EPA’s children’s health-protection efforts are guided by Executive Order 13045, “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks" (PDF).
- reduce negative environmental impacts on children through involvement in EPA rulemaking, policy, enforcement actions, research and applications of science that focuses on prenatal and childhood vulnerabilities;
- protect children through safe chemicals management; and
- coordinate community-based programs to eliminate threats to children’s health where they live, learn and play.
OCHP’s Major Work
- increasing environmental health literacy of health care providers through support of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units; and
- evaluating and communicating trends in environmental contaminants that may contribute to childhood disease through publication of America’s Children and the Environment.
Mail code: 1107T | EPA mailing addresses
Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus
- Phone: (202) 564-4583