Information for Parents
Young children are at greater risk than adults from exposure to environmental contaminants. However, most child care centers are not required to conduct an environmental site assessment prior to obtaining a license. Such assessments could help prevent child care centers from operating on sites that could expose children to harmful pollution from neighboring industrial facilities or contamination from past industrial use. This section of the website provides resources to help you identify sources of pollution near your facility.
- Eco-Healthy Child Care: Built Environment, from the Children's Environmental Health Network
- Eco-Healthy Child Care: Siting of Child Care Facilities, from the Children's Environmental Health Network