from the introduction:
One of the most important things we can do to protect our children's future is make sure they grow up in a healthy environment. Children are uniquely vulnerable to the potential health effects of environmental hazards found in their everyday environment.
EPA is committed to protecting children where they live, learn, and play. To that end, EPA has many initiatives currently underway in partnership with federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, schools, community groups, medical providers, and other stakeholders. The agency understands that to be protective of children's health, as highlighted by the President's Task Force, it is essential that childhood lead exposures be reduced, children's environments be safe from environmental hazards, the risk from asthma triggers be actively reduced and harmful chemical exposures be minimized.
The PDF below includes highlights of EPA's initiatives. Additional information on EPA's efforts to protect children's health is found at: https://19january2021snapshot.epa.gov/childrenYou may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Protecting Children's Health Booklet (PDF)(13 pp, 9 MB,
October 2018 description of actions EPA has taken to protect children's health.