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October and Health Prevention

October 4, 2011

October is a busy month in the world of health and prevention. We have Walk to School Day on the 5th, World Food Day on the 16th; it is Eye Injury Prevention Month, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, SIDS Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, Red Ribbon Week the "23-31", and many more. The Environmental Protection Agency has tips for Children’s Health Month too. EPA celebrates by highlighting activities to promote healthy school environments; on any given day, 50 million children spend as much as 10 hours inside a school building.
From their website: “EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment requires us to continue to pay special attention to the vulnerabilities of children, and especially to children living in disadvantaged communities. Children are more affected by pollution than adults for many reasons. They are smaller, their organ systems are still developing, and their behaviors and some exposures are unique to childhood.
Check out the summary of activities for Children’s Health Month from EPA