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The “Handbook” on Economic and Environmental Risk to Children

Release Date: 10/23/2003
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Judy Pino 202-564-7338 /

(10/23/03) The “Children’s Health Valuation Handbook” is a valuable reference tool for people conducting economic analysis of EPA policies that affect children’s health. The handbook, released by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) and the Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP), is a companion document to “EPA’s Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analysis” (2000), and provides information on ways to incorporate the unique environmental risks to youth. It will also describe EPA’s criteria for valuing children’s health effects and will encourage research among economists and other experts. To obtain a copy of the handbook, go to: .