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.

What can you do to help protect your child from environmental risks?

  • Keep pesticides and other toxic chemicals away from children
  • Help children breathe easier by limiting outdoor activity on poor air quality days.  Check the local air quality at AirNow.gov
  • Protect children from too much sun - wear hats and sunscreen.
  • Reduce exposure to radon.
  • Avoid vector borne illnesses from ticks and mosquitos 
  • Promote a healthier community 

Want more resources on how to promote a healthier community?  Visit the EPA's Protecting Children's Environmental Health site.