Children often spend long hours in childcare centers. Unfortunately, the older buildings and infrastructure of our region may put children at risk of harmful exposures, such as:
- Some childcare centers may be located in buildings built before 1978 and may have lead paint.
- Some may have water leaks and pest infestation.
- Products used to clean up mold, sanitize surfaces and eliminate pests can cause negative health effects in children.
We hope to enhance the use of best practices in improving the childcare environment. Each webinar will focus on an environmental health topic relevant to childcare providers throughout PA, such as the safe use of cleaning products, lead exposure, avoiding toxic chemicals, indoor air pollution and reducing asthma triggers. Our goal is to release at least two webinars a year. The webinars will be free and available online.
Keeping Children Health: Tips for an Environmental Safe Summer in Childcare
Deep Cleaning to Reduce Lead Hazards