Eco-Healthy Child Care®

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Eco-Healthy Child Care® is a national program, managed by the Children’s Environmental Health Network, that partners with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found in and around child care facilities. Forty-two percent of young children spend at least 35 hours a week in some form of child care. Therefore, creating an environmentally healthy early learning environment is key to the well-being of our nation’s children. Emerging science is linking chemicals commonly found in child care settings to allergies, asthma, developmental disabilities and cancer. Environmental exposures can cause, worsen, or contribute to these conditions. Children are at risk because their bodies are still developing, and because crawling, oral exploration, and other behaviors increase their exposure.

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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:51am
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  • Pre-K, K-2
This fact sheet discusses the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and how some chemicals in cleaning and disinfection products...
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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:00am
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From high school athletic fields to playgrounds, artificial turf fields and crumb rubber infill are now commonly found playing surfaces in the United...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:24am
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Art and craft supplies can contain toxic ingredients that, when used or stored in a play area, create a risk to the health and well-being of children...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:31am
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  • Preschool
Learn what phthalates and PVC are as well as products that use safer alternatives in this FAQs handout.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:34am
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  • Preschool
Learn whether it is safe to have pets around young children in this FAQs handout.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:37am
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Learn what mercury is, how it can affect health and ways to minimize exposure in your child care facility, home and workplace in this FAQs handout.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:41am
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Learn when you should test your tap water for lead and how to get it tested in this FAQs handout.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:43am
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  • Preschool
Learn why you should be worried about lead in paint, where children might be exposed and how to reduce exposure in your child care facility, home and...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:45am
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Learn what Integrated Pest Management is and how you can utilize it in your child care facility, home and workplace to reduce the use of harmful...