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.