Children's Environmental Health

All of us are exposed to harmful chemicals in the environment everyday. They are found in our homes, schools, child-care centers and parks. Most of the time we do not even know we have come into contact with these toxins because we can't see or smell them.

Children are at the greatest risk of harm from these chemicals for a variety of reasons and the health effects can range from asthma and allergies, to learning disabilities, to cancer.

Limiting children's exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins can have a positive impact on their overall health now and later in life. By taking the steps outlined in the Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Child From Harmful Chemicals brochure, you may greatly reduce your child's contact with harmful chemicals in water, food and air.