Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States.
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The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Description: This guide describes steps that people can take to protect themselves from disease, disability, and injury that may result from health hazards in the home. The guide also describes society-wide measures to improve public health through healthy homes.
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Environmental Health: EPA Efforts to Address Children's Health Issues Need Greater Focus, Direction, and Top-Level Commitment

Environmental Health: EPA Efforts to Address Children's Health Issues Need Greater Focus, Direction, and Top-Level Commitment

Date: September 16, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "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 ...
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Environmental Health: Opportunities for Greater Focus, Direction, and Top-Level Commitment to Children's Health at EPA

Environmental Health: Opportunities for Greater Focus, Direction, and Top-Level Commitment to Children's Health at EPA

Date: March 17, 2010
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This testimony discusses highlights of GAO's report about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to institutionalize the protection of children's health. EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. As a result of mounting evidence about the special vulnerabilities of the developing fetus and child, the federal government and EPA took several bold steps to make children's environmental health a priority in the late 1990s. In 1996, EPA issued the National Agenda to Protect Children's Health from Environmental Threats (National Agenda) and expanded the agency's activities to specifically address risks for children, documenting EPA's plans to achieve seven goals, such as (1) ensuring that all standards set by EPA are protective of any heightened risks faced by children; (2) developing new, comprehensive policies to address cumulative and simultaneous exposures faced by children; and (3) expanding community right-to-know to allow families to make informed choices concerning environmental exposures to their children. EPA's Advisory Committee has raised concerns about whether the agency has continued to maintain its earlier focus on protecting children or capitalized on opportunities to tackle some significant and emerging environmental health challenges. For example, the ...
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Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Date: 2000
Creator: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Description: This assessment examines how global climate climate change affects the United States, and describes strategies for adaptation.
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Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
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Environmental Health: Action Needed to Sustain Agencies' Collaboration on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Environmental Health: Action Needed to Sustain Agencies' Collaboration on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Date: August 8, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Drinking water in some metropolitan areas contains concentrations of pharmaceuticals, raising concerns about their potential impact on human health. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, in public drinking water systems if they may adversely affect human health among other criteria. Pharmaceuticals may enter drinking water supplies from several pathways, including discharge from wastewater facilities. GAO was asked to provide information on the (1) extent to which pharmaceuticals occur in drinking water and their effects, if any, on human health; (2) U.S. and other countries' approaches to reducing their occurrence; and (3) challenges, if any, that EPA faces in determining whether to regulate pharmaceuticals. GAO reviewed federal and peer-reviewed reports, and surveyed a nonprobability sample of five U.S. programs designed to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals. We selected these programs based on geographic diversity and program characteristics. We also researched such programs in two countries, and interviewed scientists and agency officials."
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Great Plains region of the United States.
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Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Date: October 2005
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: This activity report summarizes the main outcomes of the inter-regional workshop on the Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region (India 2005). The objectives of the workshop were: to inform government organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders about the impacts of climate change; to Identify specific human health risks linked to climate variability and change in the Himalayan mountain regions; to propose strategies for integrating health with relevant sectors; to achieve consensus on a draft framework for national action in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain region.
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Preliminary Survey of Air Quality and Related Health Studies Conducted in the Vicinity of Ground Zero

Preliminary Survey of Air Quality and Related Health Studies Conducted in the Vicinity of Ground Zero

Date: December 2002
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Air Quality Research Subcommittee.
Description: This document represents the first survey by the research community of the impact of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York on air quality and public health in lower Manhattan.
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