Washington, D.C. – The EPA’s “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition” report is now available to be viewed on the EPA website. The report uses data from a comprehensive compilation of information from a variety of sources on children’s health and the environment.
The report includes information on trends for contaminants in the environment that may affect children, concentrations of contaminants in the bodies of children and women of childbearing age, and childhood illnesses and health conditions. It also includes revisions to address peer review and public commentary on materials released in 2011.
The report presents 37 indicators of children’s environmental health that address 23 different topics. It shows good progress on issues such as reducing blood lead levels in children and exposure to tobacco smoke in the home.