Learn more about how you can reduce the health risks associated with radon, carbon monoxide and asbestos in child care environments. Childhood diseases and injuries associated with unhealthy environments cost us $54.9 billion annually. This includes lead poisoning, neurobehavioral disorders, asthma, childhood cancer and accidents in the home. Because of their size, stage of development and behavior, children are at greater risk than adults for adverse health effects caused by exposure to environmental hazards.
There are 8 principles of a healthy environment. In this webinar we discuss indoor contaminants. Click here to view this one hour webinar, where you will learn more about carbon monoxide, radon and asbestos and action steps you can take.
For more on mold, asthma, pests, cleaning products and lead visit the April 4 blog – Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Child Care (Part 1).
Remember, the actions and choices you make impact the quality and health of the indoor environment. Resources for more information:
Radon –U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Asbestos – EPA, Cancer Institute
Carbon Monoxide – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
This project is supported by:
- UGA Extension
- NC State Cooperative Extension
- Healthy Homes Partnership
- eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care
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