You can visit the website now to see new data for:
-Percentage of children living in counties in which air quality standards were exceeded (1993-2007)
-Childhood blood lead levels (1976-2006), and
-Percentage of children with asthma (1980-2007).
Overall, updated data are presented for 18 different measures of children's environmental health, including measures for drinking water contaminants, blood mercury levels, and neurodevelopmental disorders. For each of these measures, there is now data up through at least 2006. A complete list of the updated measures is provided below.
America's Children and the Environment Measures updated July 2009
E1 – Criteria air pollutants – time series extended to 2007
E2 – Air quality index – time series extended to 2007
E3 – Criteria air pollutants – time series extended to 2007
E6 – Drinking water contaminants – time series extended to 2007
E7 – Drinking water contaminants – time series extended to 2007
E8 – Pesticide residues – time series extended to 2007
E9 – Land contaminants – time series extended to 2008
B1 – Blood lead – time series extended to 2006
B2 – Blood lead – updated to 2003-2006
B3 – Blood lead – updated to 2003-2006
B4 – Blood mercury – updated to 2003-2006
D1 – Asthma – time series extended to 2007
D2 – Asthma – updated to 2004-2007
D3 – Respiratory diseases – time series extended to 2006
D4 – Respiratory diseases – time series extended to 2006
D7 – Mental retardation – updated to 2004-2007
EI1– Mercury in fish – time series extended to 2006
EI2 – Attention-Deficit/
The America's Children and the Environment homepage can be found at:
9 - Indoor Environments: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants
Closing Date: September 14, 2009
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities for demonstration, training, outreach and/or education cooperative agreements that will have a national scale impact to reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants and yield measurable environmental outcomes.
Applicants must address one or more of the following EPA indoor air quality program priority areas:
2. Indoor asthma triggers.
3. Indoor air quality management programs in schools.
EPA also welcomes proposals that are designed to address multiple IAQ contaminants and other relevant issues, such as ventilation and moisture
control, to promote comprehensive improvement of IAQ in homes, schools and/or offices.