Two Decades of Enhancing Children ’s Environmental Health Protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This article provides an overview of public health efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the past two decades to protect children’s health from environmental hazards. It highlights examples of concrete steps and accomplishments toward improving environmental protection and health outcomes achieved through public policy, rules and regulations, increased scientific understanding, and public health messaging. Additionally, examples of future challenges for better understanding and improving children’s environmental health are discussed. Citation: Firestone M, Berger M, Foos B, Etzel R. 2016. Two decades of enhancing children’s environmental health protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Environ Health Perspect 124:A214–A218; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP1040 Address correspondence to M. Firestone, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460 USA. Telephone: (202) 564-2199. E-mail: Firestone.Michael@EPA.gov The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The authors declare they have no actual or potential competing financial interests. Final Publication: 1 December 2016 Note to readers with disabilities: EHP strives to ensure that all journal content is accessible to all readers. However, some figures and Supplemental Material published in EHP articles may not conform to 5...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Perspectives Brief Communications Children's Health December 2016 Source Type: research

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