Mixed Results in New EPA Report on Toxics and Children

"We’ve come a long way since the days when kids played in clouds of DDT, gas stations sold leaded gasoline, and smoking near youngsters was commonplace."

"America has made great strides since the 1970s in reducing toxins in the environment that cause health issues in children, according to a new edition of the EPA report, 'America’s Children and The Environment.'

The EPA is obliged,by executive order, to examine toxins’ effects on children. Children are also particularly vulnerable to toxins as they eat, drink and breath more than adults in relation to body size, and children’s bodies are still developing."

David Barer reports for NPR/StateImpact Texas January 30, 2013.

Thursday, January 31, 2013