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Publication NamePublication Description
America's Children and The Environment - Third Edition
America's Children and the Environment is an EPA report that presents key information on children's environmental health.
EPA 240-R-13-001
January 2013
Report, 304 pages
Ayude a su niño a controlar el asma (Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma)
Es muy difícil ver a su niño enfermo. La mejor noticia es que usted puede ayudar a su niño a controlar el asma.
EPA 402-F-05-021
June 2009
Booklet, 36 pages
Breathing Freely - Controlling Asthma Triggers (English and Spanish)
To make parents and care givers aware of indoor and outdoor asthma triggers.
EPA 402-C-06-001
2006
CD ROM
Chemicals, Cancer, and You
This booklet will discuss the relationship between contact with harmful chemicals, cancer, and you.
ATSDR CS218078-A
Booklet, 12 pages
Chemicals in Schools – Community Partners,
What the community can do to help develop a school chemical cleanout program.
EPA 530-F-05-016
April 2006
Brochure; 6 pages
Chemicals in Schools – K-12 Schools,
Helping schools develop a chemical cleanout and prevention program.
EPA 530-F-05-012
April 2006
Brochure; 6 pages
Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook
The National Center for Environmental Assessment Staff (NCEA) have prepared this handbook to provide information on various physiological and behavioral factors commonly used in assessing children’s exposure to environmental chemicals.
EPA 600-R-06-096F
2008
CD
Children's Environmental Health
This booklet will help adults learn about the major contaminants to which their children are exposed, when they are most susceptible and why, how the children become exposed, and how they may reduce these exposures.
ATSDR
2005
Booklet, 15 pages
Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers
Your children will breath easier.
EPA 402-F-99-005
July 1999
Brochure, 6 pages
Climate Change & Children’s Health
The effects of climate change on children's health were addressed in 1997 by Environment Leaders of the Group of Eight.
EPA 100-K-09-008
December 2009
Brochure, 8 pages
Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction - Revised 2006
Information for those who have tested their home for radon and confirmed they have elevated radon levels.
EPA 402-K-06-094
December 2006
Booklet, 17 pages
Dusty, the Asthma Goldfish
An educational activity book to help parents and children learn more about asthma triggers.
EPA 402-F-04-008
February 2004
Brochure, 6 pages
Health Effects of Chemical Exposure
This booklet explains some links between chemicals and other harmful substances and their possible health effects.
ATSDR CS214865-D
Booklet, 4 pages
Healthy Indoor Painting Practices
A safety guide for residents, property managers and painters.
EPA 744-00-011
May 2000
Brochure; 5 pages
Healthy schools
Lessons for a clean educational environment
EPA 901-K-08-001
2008
Brochure, 14 pages
HealthySeat
Quick information guide to EPA's Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (SEAT).
EPA 402-F-05-022
December 2005
Fact Sheet, 1 page
HealthySeat - Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool
Explanation of EPA's unique, free software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues.
EPA 402-F-05-023
December 2005
Leaflet, 4 pages
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
This brochure provides parents and caregivers that have children with asthma the information they need to improve their children's quality of life.
EPA 402-F-04-021
November 2004
Booklet, 32 pages
Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
Protecting Your Family's Health
USDA / HUD HE-0883
2011
Booklet, 56 pages
Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook
The National Center for Environmental Assessment Staff (NCEA) have prepared this handbook to provide information on various physiological and behavioral factors commonly used in assessing children’s exposure to environmental chemicals.
EPA 600-R-08-135
2009
CD
Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
This guide is for anyone buying or selling a home who wants to learn about radon.
EPA 402-K-00-008
July 2000
Booklet, 38 pages
How to Reduce Your Exposure to Chemicals at Home, Work, and Play
This booklet suggests ways you and your family can reduce your exposure to chemicals at home, at work, and at play.
ATSDR CS214865-C
Booklet, 8 pages
Indoor Air Hazards
Homeowner tips for Healthy Air
EPA 402-K-98-002
1998
Pamphlet, 19 pages
Information for Prenatal Health Care Providers
With tips for patients on preventing and reducing exposure to air pollution
EPA 100-F-09-020
January 2010
Publication, 8 pages
Keep Your Home and Car Smoke-Free (English/Spanish)EPA 402-E-04-008
2004
Place Mat
Keep Your Paws Off Mercury
Clancy the Mercury Detecting Dog, EPA, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency teamed up to create the Keep Your Paws Off Mercury campaign to teach students across the country about mercury and its dangers.
EPA 530-H-07-001
2007
Poster
Live Learn Play
Tune in to your health and environment
EPA 100-K-04-001
October 2004
Booklet with CD, 32 pages
Live, Learn, Play - Tune In To Your Health and Environment
This colorful, engaging booklet was prepared for youth groups and provides information about how to protect yourself and your friends.
EPA 100-K-04-001
2004
Booklet with CD, 32 pages
Make Your House A Healthy Home.
Flyer on Mold, Radon Carbon Monoxide, Smoke, Lead, Fluorescent Bulbs.
EPA 908-E-10-001
2010
Flyer; 2 pages
Make Your House A Healthy Home.
Brochure on Mold, Radon Carbon Monoxide, Smoke, Lead, Fluorescent Bulbs.
EPA 908-K-10-001
2010
Brochure; 12 pages
October is Children’s Health Month
How many tips can you follow in 21 days?
EPA 100-E-11-001
August 2012
Poster
Promoting Good Prenatal Health: Air Pollution and Pregnancy Information for Prenatal Health Care Providers
With tips for patients on preventing and reducing exposure to air pollution. 8 pages full color.
EPA 100-F-09-020
January 2010
Brochure, 8 pages
Protect Children Where They Live, Learn, and PlayEPA 100-E-04-001
2004
Stickers, 1 page
Protect Kids From Toxics
Pamphlet on ways to protect children from toxic chemicals.
2005
Pamphlet; 7 pages
Proteja los Ninos de los Toxicos
Spanish pamphlet on ways to protect children from toxic chemicals.
2011
Pamphlet; 7 pages
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning
The purpose of the manual is to provide health professionals with recently available information on the health hazards of pesticides
currently in use, and current consensus recommendations for management of poisoning and injuries caused by them.
EPA 735-R-98-003
September 1999
Report, 238 pages
Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and the Health of Your Family (English Spanish)
Keeping a smoke-free home for health’s sake.
EPA 402-F-06-004
March 2006
Brochure; 3 pages
Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments Action Card
Top ten ways to make your school healthier.
USEPA
2012
Card, 2 pages
Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments
Cost-effective, affordable measures to protect the health of students and staff.
EPA 908-R-12-0001
July 2012
Booklet, 26 pages
Sensitive Populations and Chemical Exposure
Some people cannot tolerate chemical exposure as well as others. This booklet discusses what chemical exposure means for these populations.
ATSDR CS214865-B
Booklet, 4 pages
Smoke Free Home Pledge: Planning Guide for Pledge Events (English and Spanish)
Smoking cessation. Nicotine addiction > Treatment. Hábito de fumar. Hábito de fumar.
Smoke-Free homes program
EPA 402-C-04-001
2004
CD ROM
SunWise Video
Grades K-8 Designed for teachers, school nurses, parents, and school administrators who would like to learn more about the easy-to-use SunWise program.
EPA 430-V-02-001
2002
Video
Take the Smoke-Free Home Pledge (Haga la Promesa de Mantener su Hogar Libre de Humo)
English and Spanish - Be a Hero To You Children! Isea un heroe para sus hijos!
EPA 402-H-04-001
2004
Poster
The Sun, UV, and You: A Guide to SunWise Behavior
SunWise Protection Tips
EPA 430-K-06-002
September 2006
Booklet; 12 pages
Tips to Protect Children from Environmental Risks (English and Spanish)
Suggestions for protecting children from environmental risks.
EPA 100-F-02-004
2002
Fact Sheet, 2 pages
Tips to protect children from environmental risks (Spanish)
Suggestions for protecting children from environmental risks.
EPA 100-F-04-012
2004
Growth Chart, 1 page
Tips to Protect Children from Environmental Risks
Growth Chart for kids of all ages.
EPA 100-F-04-013
2004
Growth Chart, 1 page
ToxProfiles & ToxFAQs (English and Spanish)
Focuses on frequently asked questions (FAQs) about health effects from exposure to specific substances found at hazardous waste sites.
ATSDR
2008
CD ROM
Tribal Nations Children's Environmental Health Resource Guide
List of resources
U.S. EPA Region 10
August 2007
Booklet, 19 pages
What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
Advice for women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children.
EPA 823-F-04-009
2004
Brochure, 6 pages
What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish (Chinese)
Advice for women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children.
EPA 823-F-06-004
2006
Brochure, 6 pages
Your Child's Environmental Health
This booklet helps parents understand how a child's body may be susceptible to the pollutants in subsistence foods and their everyday environment and how to keep their children safe.
ATSDR
Booklet, 17 pages
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