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Healthy Child Care Environments (Part 2)

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.

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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)

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** Please share your thoughts as well as ideas for future webinars. **

 

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About Pamela Turner

I am an Associate Professor and Extension Housing & Environment Specialist at the University of Georgia. I have a passion for helping people improve their home environment and live greener and healthier lives. An important part of that is helping people weed through all of the information to find trustworthy sources. www.gafamilies.org/home

3 comments on “Healthy Child Care Environments (Part 2)

  1. healthyhouseontheblock
    August 8, 2016

    I loved watching your webinar about this topic. I especially liked your section on Radon. This is becoming a HUGE problem in so many houses (especially in the Midwest). I was fascinated to learn all the ways children can come into contact with unhealthy environmental factors. Thank you for sharing your resources, knowledge and resources with all of us. Great information!

    • Pamela Turner
      August 8, 2016

      Thank you for sharing. We are planning another webinar on disaster planning on February 9, 2017.

      • healthyhouseontheblock
        August 8, 2016

        That is great. I will definitely be checking in on that. Thanks, Pamela.

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