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Eco-healthy child care: Safe siting


What is Safe Siting? Safe siting involves choosing safe locations for child care facilities so that children and child care staff can avoid exposures from environmental hazards like lead in drinking water or poor indoor or outdoor air quality. Why is it important? Even if current state child care licensing regulations are being met, it is still possible that child care facilities are located in areas or buildings where exposure to toxic chemicals is taking place. This can put children-- who are particularly vulnerable to chemical exposures because of their developing bodies and behaviors--and child care staff at risk of health problems including cancer, asthma and learning disabilities. (author abstract)

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Fact Sheets & Briefs
United States

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