Sunday, December 18, 2022

Advocates & Policymakers Highlight Children’s Environmental Health In California

By Colleen Corrigan

November 3, 2022

Earlier this summer, HR 123 (Eloise Gómez Reyes) was passed to recognize October 2022 as Children’s Environmental Health Month in California. To raise awareness of the environmental issues threatening children’s health in California, Children Now and partners hosted a state policymaker briefing on October 20, 2022, for legislative staff (see below for a full list of co-sponsoring organizations).

The briefing, on environmental hazards like lead and pesticide exposure, included testimony from San Diego pediatrician Dr. Vi Thuy Nguyen, Greenfield city councilmember Yanely Martinez, a youth activist and high school student, Victor, and other policy experts. The panel highlighted how these environmental hazards impact children’s learning, well-being, and lifelong health outcomes and offered potential policy solutions and opportunities for our State leaders.

Read more, here.

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