Children's Environmental Health Educational Resources

CELA Bulletin 54: 11-September-2005 Periodic E-News from the Canadian Environmental Law Association Announcement and Invitation:Playing it Safe: Protecting Children from Environmental RisksThe Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) is pleased to announce the launch this week of three new educational resources. Child Health and the Environment - A Primer is a 125 page, full-colour introduction to this large and vitally important issue. The Primer is summarized in an eight page brochure, Playing it Safe: Childproofing for Environmental Health. Both of these resources were developed in conjunction with a larger report by Toronto Public Health, Environmental Threats to Children: Understanding the Risks; Enabling Prevention. All three documents are being co-released on Thursday and will be posted to the CPCHE website at www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca. Launch Location: Marriott Downtown, Toronto Eaton Centre (located behind Toronto City Hall) Salon C (Lower Level)Date and Time: Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 11 AMSpeakers: Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto; Paul Muldoon, Executive Director, Canadian Environmental Law Association; Dr. Hilary de Veber, Pediatrician; Dr. Ann Phillips, Environmental Health Promoter and Researcher, South Riverdale Community Health Centre.Member organizations of the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment include: Canadian Association of Physicians for the EnvironmentCanadian Child Care FederationCanadian Environmental Law AssociationCanadian Institute of Child HealthEnvironmental Health Clinic, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences CentreLearning Disabilities Association of CanadaOntario College of Family PhysiciansOntario Public Health AssociationPollution ProbeSouth Riverdale Community Health CentreToronto Public HealthFor more information: Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, Canadian Environmental Law Association (author of the Primer and co-author of the Toronto Public Health report) 416-960-2284, ext 221 or kcooper (at) cela.ca