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Main Title Environmental health EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment : testimony before Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate / {electronic resource} :
Author Stephenson, John B.
Publisher U.S. Government Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, DC :
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-1155T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 252008656
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice
Subject Added Ent Environmentally induced diseases in children--Research--United States; Children--Diseases--Environmental aspects--Research--United States; Environmental health--Research--United States; Asthma in children--Research--United States
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Collation {24} p. ; 28 cm.
Notes "For release on delivery...September 16, 2008." Paper version available from: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. "GAO-08-1155T." Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008).
Contents Notes According to EPA, children face disproportionate risks from contaminants such as air pollution and lead paint. The health consequences to the country's 74 million children are significant. In 2006, 55 percent of children lived in counties exceeding allowable levels for at least one of the six principal air pollutants such as ozone which causes or aggravates asthma. Asthma is the third-most common cause of childhood hospitalization, resulting in $3.2 billion in treatment costs and 14 million lost school days annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1997, EPA created the Office of Children's Health and convened the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to provide advice and recommendations to assist in developing regulations, guidance, and policies to address children's health. In April 1997, the President signed Executive Order 13045, creating an interagency Task Force to recommend federal strategies for protecting children. Our testimony is based on ongoing work on the extent to which EPA has used the Advisory Committee and addressed the committee's key recommendations. It also includes information about the Task Force. We met with numerous EPA officials and analyzed the committee's letters. GAO recommends, among other things, that EPA expeditiously complete its review of the Advisory Committee's key recommendations.
Access Notes Available via the Internet from GPO Access web site. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Government Accountability Office. ; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Alternate Title EPA efforts to address children's health issues need greater focus, direction, and top-level commitment
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-08-1155T
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080917094825
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.41:GAO-08-1155T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03701nam 2200493Ia 45020