Children's Environmental Health Day is October 12, 2017






Children's Environmental Health (CEH) Day, will be held on October 12, 2017. Please help us raise awareness about the need to protect all children from known hazards. We invite you to join us in the Movement to Take Action for Children by clicking on the “endorse” button above. Those partners that sign up will receive additional information and resources on actions you can take to place children at the center of all that we do.


Background Information

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 illness and chronic diseases linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. As stated in the Blueprint for Protecting Children’s Environmental Health and Urgent Call to Action, there is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment.

All working in the field of children’s environmental health must rally and work together to meet this need; to raise awareness and understanding about the critical issues facing our most precious resources; and to mobilize action. As a means to create a children’s environmental health movement and a strong network of advocates, CEHN has spearheaded the establishment of Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day), to be celebrated every second Thursday of October during Children’s Health Month. The inaugural CEH Day was held on October 13, 2016. 

View the former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy's endorsement message of CEH Day!