Children's Environmental Health Program
The Office of Children’s Environmental Health’s (OCEH) mission is to protect children from environmental health risks. Since children’s bodies and organs are still developing, they are especially susceptible to adverse health effects related to contaminants in the air, water, food and soil.
As part of their mission, OCEH works to develop and implement practical ways to reduce children’s exposure to environmental pollutants. They make an effort to identify and help remediate pollutants that put children most at risk and provide information on pollution-specific issues for families, teachers, day care providers and other concerned individuals.
OCEH’s Core strategy is CARE:
CARE stands for Coordination, Assessment, Reduction, and Education
OCEH aims to create a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for our children. The CARE strategy involves developing programs and providing tools that address specific types of environmental concerns. Such no-cost programs enable caregivers, educators and parents to mitigate public health risk and take environmentally responsible actions that safeguard children.