Children's Health

A child’s health and development is profoundly impacted by the environment they live, learn, grow and play.

Protect Children

Pound for pound, and breath for breath, children’s bodies take in more food, water and air compared to adults during the early stages of developing from infants into children. Because of the rapid pace of their growth and their behaviors, children are uniquely vulnerable to the health effects of environmental hazards. Children’s bodies are still learning how to perform different physiological processes including the removal of toxic substances. It is our responsibility to make informed decisions to protect children in the spaces where they grow, live, learn and play. (Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Speakers Series with Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome, the White House's Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Our program focuses on the crucial issue of environmental justice, particularly in the face of climate change. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

During her talk, Dr. White-Newsome will shed light on the disproportionate impact of environmental pollution and climate change on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

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