Children's Health Protection
America's Children and the Environment: A First View of Available Measures is EPA's first report on trends in measures reflecting environmental factors that may affect the health and well-being of children in the United States. This report represents an initial step in the identification, development, and compilation of a set of measures that fully reflect environmental factors important for children.
Developed by EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection in collaboration with the National Center for Environmental Economics in the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, America's Children and the Environment presents measures that reflect trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of lead measured in children's bodies; and childhood diseases that may be influenced by environmental factors.
As part of EPA's commitment to children's health, the Office of Children's Health Protection and the National Center for Environmental Economics will continue to work to obtain data needed for measures that more fully reflect how environmental contaminants affect children's health.