The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a website that is tracking children’s health and related incidents/health effects: http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showChildEHMain.action .
A new Children’s Environmental Health module is now available on the Tracking Network! This module brings together data and information already on the Tracking Network related to children’s health. Specific topics in this module include asthma, some childhood cancers, lead poisoning, some developmental disabilities, and socioeconomic conditions.
In this module you can learn:
- reasons why children are at greater risk for health effects from environmental contaminants,
- how exposures to environmental hazards can affect a child’s growth and development, and
- ways to protect children from environmental exposures so they can live safer, healthier lives.
Another feature new to the Network is a Communication Tools link within each topic. Click on the Communication Tools link in the green left hand navigation menu to view items such as toolkits, videos, and podcasts related to each topic. Animated maps are available on the communication tools page for the following areas: asthma, birth defects, carbon monoxide poisoning, childhood lead poisoning, and reproductive and birth outcomes.
Visit the Tracking Network today to explore the data and learn more about children’s environmental health.