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Children's Environmental Health

This page includes resources for environmental health practitioners on children’s environmental health issues.

Photo collage: two girls in a swimming pool, two boys sharing a large sandwich, native american girl with puppy.

EHS Resources

Building Capacity Grantee Product Catalog – Section with tools created by grantees to assist in promoting children’s environmental health.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: Getting the Job Done by 2010 [PDF – 503 KB] – Article describes CDC’s efforts to identify five steps to achieve reduction of childhood lead poisoning.

Children’s Environmental Health – Healthy Places topic page with information and resources on children’s environmental health.

Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health: Tool for Community Environmental Health Assessment [PDF – 200 KB] – Fact sheet details PACE EH efforts to promote healthy and safe communities for children.

CDC Resources

Child Health FASTSTATS – Health statistics on children.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak at a Summer Camp — North Carolina, 2009. – Find out why summer and other children’s camps where animals are kept need to enforce effective hygiene and sanitation practices to prevent Cryptosporidium transmission.

Nonhygienic Behavior, Knowledge, and Attitudes Among Interactive Splash Park Visitors [PDF – 417 KB] – Article examines the influence of signage and nonhygienic behavior among children that might have been responsible for recreational water illness outbreaks associated with splash parks

Take-Home Lead Exposure Among Children with Relatives Employed at a Battery Recycling Facility — Puerto Rico, 2011 – Employees of lead recycling facilities and their families are at risk for lead exposure – read why.

Vital Signs: Obesity Among Low-Income, Preschool-Aged Children — United States, 2008–2011 – The prevalence of obesity declined slightly among low-income preschoolers in 19 of 43 states and territories during 2008–2011. However, obesity rates remain high among many preschool children in the United States. Approximately one child in eight aged 2–5 years is obese.

Promotion of Healthy Swimming After a Statewide Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Recreational Water Venues — Utah, 2008–2009 – Find out how important it is to not swim when you have diarrhea and to not swallow water you swim in. Did you know that CDC recommends testing recreational water before you swim in it?

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