NEHA Commemorates Children’s Environmental Health Day 2020

NEHA is proud to join Children’s Environmental Health Network in celebrating Children's Environmental Health Day on October 10, 2019.

Recognizing the Urgent Need to Place Children and Families at the Center of Environmental Health

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is thrilled to join the Children’s Environmental Health Network in declaring October 8, 2020, as Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day.

On this day, we urge all environmental health professionals to consider how they can prioritize children in their practices. Children are the heaviest bearers of environmental threats, facing lifelong diseases and developmental disabilities due to early childhood exposures. They struggle with increased rates of asthma due to air pollution and learning difficulties from childhood lead exposure in their water supplies or homes.

Children's Environmental Health Chat

NEHA is excited to participate in the Children's Environmental Health Chat on Thursday, October 8 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT. Join the discussion by using the hashtag #CEHChat.

A Day in the Life of an EH Professional Blog

Check out NEHA’s Day in the Life of an EH Professional blog by Julianna Rohn, a past NEHA intern for the Program and Partnership Development department. Julianna writes about ways that you can get involved in your community and make a difference on this CEH Day.

Message From NEHA Executive Director Dr. David Dyjack 

Please Join Us in Supporting and Commemorating CEH Day

There are many ways that you can put children at the center:

Join NEHA in celebrating Children's Environmental Health Day 2019!

Additional Information and Resources

A Day in the Life of an EH Professional Blog Posts

Partner Organization Resources


Take action now and help protect the future for our children. Thank you for your support and participation!


Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020