The Resource Environmental health : EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)

Environmental health : EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)

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Environmental health : EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
Title
Environmental health
Title remainder
EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
statement of John B. Stephenson.
Title variation
  • Environmental health
  • EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top level commitment
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Language
eng
Summary
According to EPA, children face disproportionate risks from contaminants such as air pollution and lead paint. The health consequences to the country's 74 million children are significant. In 2006, 55 percent of children lived in counties exceeding allowable levels for at least one of the six principal air pollutants such as ozone which causes or aggravates asthma. Asthma is the third-most common cause of childhood hospitalization, resulting in $3.2 billion in treatment costs and 14 million lost school days annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997, EPA created the Office of Children's Health and convened the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to provide advice and recommendations to assist in developing regulations, guidance, and policies to address children's health. In April 1997, the President signed Executive Order 13045, creating an interagency Task Force to recommend federal strategies for protecting children. Our testimony is based on ongoing work on the extent to which EPA has used the Advisory Committee and addressed the committee's key recommendations. It also includes information about the Task Force. We met with numerous EPA officials and analyzed the committee's letters. GAO recommends, among other things, that EPA expeditiously complete its review of the Advisory Committee's key recommendations
Cataloging source
EJB
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Stephenson, John B
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-1155 T.
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  • United States
  • Environmentally induced diseases in children
  • Children
  • Environmental health
  • Asthma in children
Label
Environmental health : EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... September 16, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
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unknown
Extent
20 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP252008656
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  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 9/16/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081155t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Environmental health : EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, statement of John B. Stephenson., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... September 16, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
20 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP252008656
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 9/16/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081155t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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