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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Environmental health [electronic resource] : high-level strategy and leadership needed to continue progress toward protecting children from environmental threats : report to congressional requesters.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-205    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 77 p.) : ill., map
Note Title from title screen (GAO, viewed May 7, 2010).
File Type Text in PDF format.
Note "January 2010."
Summary Exposure to toxic chemicals or environmental pollutants may harm the health of the nation's 74 million children and contribute to increases in asthma and developmental impairments. In 2007, 66 percent of children lived in counties exceeding allowable levels for at least one of the six principal air pollutants that cause or aggravate asthma, contributing to medical costs of $3.2 billion per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997, Executive Order 13045 mandated that agencies place a high priority on children's risks and required that policies, programs, activities, and standards address those risks. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Office of Children's Health Protection and convened the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. This report assesses the extent to which EPA has institutionalized consideration of children's health through (1) strategies and priorities, (2) key offices and other child-focused resources, and (3) participation in interagency efforts. GAO reviewed numerous documents and met with EPA and other officials for this report.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-205."
Subject United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Rules and practice.
Environmentally induced diseases in children -- United States -- Prevention.
Children -- Diseases -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Environmental health -- United States.
Asthma in children -- United States.
Environmental Health -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Child Welfare -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Added Title Environmental health : high level strategy and leadership needed to continue progress toward protecting children from environmental threats
High-level strategy and leadership needed to continue progress toward protecting children from environmental threats
Running Title EPA children's environmental health
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-205

 
    
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