The second annual Children’s Environmental Health Day is on October 12, 2017! Children in the United States are routinely exposed to significant environmental hazards: at least 4 million households include children exposed to high levels of lead, and children of color and children living in poverty are disproportionately at risk. The Dartmouth Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center, funded by NIEHS/EPA, is actively investigating the health impact of environmental exposures on children.
Here in New Hampshire, children may be exposed to contaminants such as arsenic in their private wells. Learn about our partnerships and projects at https://www.dartmouth.edu/~childrenshealth/outreach.php.
View the educational tool created, in partnership with the Dartmouth DALI Lab, to "tell the story" of how arsenic gets into our food supply - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~childrenshealth/arsenic.
You can also visit www.cehn.org/cehday to learn more about the significance of Children’s Environmental Health Day, and check out the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health: An Urgent Call to Action (http://cehn.org/our-work/blueprint-for-protecting-childrens-health/vision-statement/) to read the recommendations and priority actions needed to intentionally protect children’s health – and to help frame your efforts.