Protecting Children's Environmental Health
Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Health at EPA
EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection was established by executive order in 1997, and to this day continues to build on the excellent progress made to confront issues and provide solutions to children's environmental health.
Read EPA’s Revised Policy on Children’s Health
Originally issued in 1995, the 2021 policy expands the definition of children’s environmental health and reinforces commitment to equity and threats to children’s health caused by climate change.Read the 2021 Policy on Children’s Health
America’s Children and the Environment (ACE)
EPA recently updated the ACE report which brings together information from a variety of sources to provide national trends on Children’s Environmental Health.
Children are often more vulnerable to pollutants than adults due to differences in behavior and biology, that can lead to greater exposure and/or unique windows of susceptibility during development. Learn more about children's health, the environment, and what you can do.