Mon January 28, 2013
Earth Calendar for January 28th and January 29th
EPA has released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition,” a comprehensive compilation of information from a variety of sources on children’s health and the environment.
The report shows trends for contaminants in air, water, food, and soil that may affect children; concentrations of contaminants in the bodies of children and women of child-bearing age; and childhood illnesses and health conditions. This latest report provides important information for protecting America’s most vulnerable – our children. It shows good progress on some issues, such as reducing children’s blood lead levels and exposure to tobacco smoke in the home, and points to the need for continued focus on other issues. The report also looks at trends in other health conditions, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and preterm births, for which rates have increased. Children may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures than adults because children’s bodies are still developing. Children eat more, drink more, and breathe more in proportion to their body size; and their behavior can expose them more to chemicals and organisms. For more information visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful needs volunteers to help finish a fence weaving project downtown on Saturday, March 2nd. Volunteers will be weaving colorful vinyl along the chain link fence surrounding the Dunnhumby construction site in downtown Cincinnati. Prior experience is not necessary, but a lot of helping hands are needed. Volunteer shifts are available from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. You are welcome to volunteer for the entire day too! Please meet at the south west corner of 6th and Race. You can't miss it! To sign up call (513) 352-4385.