Keeping Kids Safe: Improving Children’s Environmental Health
Wednesday, March 25th 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CENTRAL TIME
Presenter: Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH
Children's Environmental Health Network
Children spend a significant time in child care settings. Child care facilities should be safe and healthy and provide a learning environment free from exposures to household chemicals, pesticides, plastics, lead, mercury and other hazards.
Have you ever wondered how the environment or the chemicals used in your program impact the children and staff? Is there a connection between the chemicals used in everyday products, one's exposure to those chemicals and one's health? As a provider, there’s a lot you can do to improve the environmental health of your program. Armed with knowledge and support, making your program healthier and safer can be a reality.
In this webinar you will have an opportunity to:
* Learn about major environmental health issues affecting young children.
* Understand why children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental hazards.
* Take an in depth look at Household Chemicals, and learn free or low-cost preventative actions to reduce environmental health risks.
* Be introduced to the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program and related endorsement opportunity.
The science-based and award-winning Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program helps early childhood learning environments to be as healthy, safe and green as possible by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. EHCC is a national program that seeks to improve the environmental health of children by partnering with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found in child care facilities. By reducing exposure to toxics, the program creates healthier environments in and around child care facilities, and in doing so, it creates healthier kids.