Greenlaurel: Today is Maryland’s First-Ever Children’s Environmental Health Day

Already a legislative leader in reducing children’s toxic exposure, Maryland is now the third state to officially designate today as Children’s Environmental Health Day. The state’s new eco-holiday is an ideal time to take stock of the clear link between negative health outcomes for kids and the 80,000 mostly untested chemicals found in our air, water, consumer products and food, and perhaps more importantly, to consider taking steps to reduce our kids’ exposure to everyday chemicals.

October 12: A Day To Focus on Kids and Chemicals

Championed by the nonprofits Maryland Environmental Health Network and the Children’s Environmental Health Network, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford has officially christened every second Thursday in October as Children’s Environmental Health Day. This statewide effort to highlight children’s environmental hazards is intended to help protect kids from all neighborhoods and backgrounds.

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