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Protecting Children from Environmental Health Risks in the Next Decade

Release Date: 04/25/2007
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 / jones.enesta@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 25, 2007) This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Executive Order 13045 - "Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks." Executive Order 13045 requires each federal agency to identify and evaluate environmental health and safety risks. Experts in children's environmental health will share their ideas about how to protect children over the next 10 years.

This national seminar is sponsored by EPA, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WHO:
William H. Sanders III, Acting Director, U.S. EPA, Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education

Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC

Carol M. Browner, Principal, The Albright Group LLC, former EPA Administrator and founder of children's environmental health at EPA

Edward B. Clark, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Principal Investigator for the Salt Lake County Vanguard Center for the National Children's Study

Susan West Marmagas, Member, Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

Peggy M. Shepard, Executive Director and Co-Founder, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WHAT:
Seminar on Protecting Children from Environmental Risks in the Next Decade

WHEN:
Thursday, April 26, 2007
1 - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
The Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

More information about the event: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/2007activities.htm