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EPA Releases First-Ever Report on America’s Children and the Environment

1/26/2001:   Using data collected over the last decade, the EPA released a comprehensive report this month regarding the effects of the environment on children’s health.

The report, "America’s Children and the Environment: A First View of Available Measures" presents trends, data summaries, target areas for research, and an analysis of existing data about contamination, exposure to toxins, air and water quality, and other key environmental issues that directly impact America’s children.

The purpose of this report is to improve basic research and the collection of data on children and the environment, as well as to provide a catalyst for discussions among policymakers and the public about how environmental contaminants affect children's health.

As the EPA searches for ways to improve the environmental health experience of children, it has also provided a listing of other organizations that are working to actively promote the health and well–being of children. These resources are listed at http://www.epa.gov/children/whatwe/otherorgs2.htm

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