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The EPA on Thursday released its annual publication outlining national efforts to protect children from environmental risks over the last year. Children's Environmental Health: 2008 Highlights is the eighth in an annual series on work done in its programs, labs and regions.
Issues in the report include childhood asthma, lead poisoning, exposure to the sun, children and chemicals, integrated pest management, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and research findings, according to an agency press release.
This year marks the 11th year of explicit attention to the health of children following the Executive Order of 1997, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks.
Recently, the Government Accountability Office issued a report that said the EPA has been lax in paying attention to the recommendations of the advisory committee put together by that executive order.