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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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:26pm
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One of the primary ways children are exposed to lead is by eating old paint chips (from 1977 or before) or ingesting old paint particles and dust...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:25pm
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Special occasions are an important part of a child's social development. This fact sheet offers tips to ensure that celebrations are as healthy for...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:13pm
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Mercury can damage the brain and nervous system. Infants, children, and pregnant women are most vulnerable to the adverse health effects of mercury...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:13pm
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Noise pollution can lead to a variety of adverse health effects, including hearing loss, stress, high blood pressure, interference with speech,...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:09pm
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Certain plastics are known to contain toxic chemicals which have negative impacts on human health. Children are particularly vulnerable to these...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:11pm
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Radon is a radioactive gas that you can’t see or smell and is found in soil. Radon gets into a building by moving up through the ground and then...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:04pm
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Americans generate trash at an astonishing rate of four pounds per day per person, which translates to 600,000 tons per day or 210 million tons per...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:03pm
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Learn what BPA, PVC and Phthalates are, where they are found and what adverse health effects are associated with exposure. This FAQs handout also...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:57am
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Learn the difference between unscented and scented candles and if it’s ok to use scented candles. This FAQs handout also offers tips for reducing...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:55am
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Learn what chromated copper arsenate is, where it is found and the adverse health effects associate with exposure. This FAQs handout also provides...