ACE Supplementary Topics
The Supplementary Topics measures cover additional topics for which adequate national data are not available, but for which more targeted data collection efforts could be used to illustrate children’s environmental health issues of interest. Data sets used for these measures are representative of particular locations (such as a single state) and/or were surveys conducted a single time rather than on a continuing or periodic basis. Since these data sets are lacking in certain key elements desirable for ACE indicators, data presentations for the Supplementary Topics are referred to as “measures” rather than “indicators.”
The ACE Supplementary Topics measures address the following topics:
Numbers of infants born with birth defects in Texas.
Contaminants in Schools and Child-Care Facilities
Data on detectable levels of pesticides and other contaminants in a regional and national sample of child care centers, and data on the amount of pesticides applied in schools in California.