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Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

Release Date: 9/27/2005
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages medical, public health, and environmental professionals to attend the third annual Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment on October 1 at the Baltimore Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.

This one-day conference kicks-off Children’s Health Month. Environmental health topics include urban asthma, second hand smoke, autism, integrated pest management and healthy school environments.

In 1992, to focus national attention on children’s health issues, the American Academy of Pediatrics designated October as Children’s Health Month. The monthly observance stems from Child Health Day, which was first approved by Congress in 1928. EPA first celebrated Children’s Health Month in 2001.

The conference is a collaborative effort between EPA’s mid-Atlantic office; the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment or MACCHE; and the Maryland Department of Health.

Attendees can register for the conference by calling MACCHE at (202) 994-1166 or register on-line at Click the details link on the upper left side of the page and print out the registration brochure. Registration will also be available at the conference on Saturday morning.