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Children’s Environmental Health Day
October 11, 2018
Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of chronic diseases and developmental disabilities linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. There is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment.
The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) established Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day in 2016, to be recognized every second Thursday of October.
This year it falls on October 11, 2018. It is a day for the children’s environmental health community to raise awareness of children’s health issues, celebrate successes in the field, share exciting new initiatives, and discuss new challenges and the road ahead. CEH Day is also a day of action.