America's Children and the Environment

Sponsoring Program Name: 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The main purposes of America's Children and the Environment (ACE) are to:

  • Compile data from a variety of national sources to present concrete, quantifiable indicators for key factors relevant to the environment and children's health in the United States;
  • Inform discussions among policymakers and the public about how to improve data on children's environmental health; and
  • Help policymakers and the public track trends in children's environmental health and ultimately to help identify and evaluate ways to minimize environmental impacts on children.

The Health section of ACE presents information on children's diseases, conditions, and outcomes that may potentially be influenced by environmental exposures, including respiratory diseases, such as asthma.

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