Children's Health Month EPA

Children’s Health Month

October is National Children’s Health Month. Children are often more vulnerable to pollutants than adults due to differences in behavior and biology, and these differences can lead to greater exposure and/or unique windows of susceptibility. 

Children in overburdened and highly exposed communities may suffer from a reduced ability to recover from harmful environmental exposures, due to lowered resilience. This can particularly affect children in low-income communities, as well as children in communities underserved by education, healthcare, and housing.  

Raise awareness about the importance of protecting children, especially those in ultra vulnerable populations, from environmental threats where they live, learn and play. 

Find messaging about each week’s focus area. 

October 1-7: Protecting children where they live.

October 8-14: Protecting children where they learn.

October 15-21: Protecting children where they play.

October 22-28:  International and National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 

Spread the word: Use the children’s health outreach toolkit access children’s health publications, graphics, social media messaging and more. 

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