PROTECT
                      THREATS
 Help children breathe easier
        Don't smoke or let others smoke near your kids
        Keep your home and pets as clean as possible. Dust, mold, cet
        insects, and pet dander can trigger asthma attacks and allergies.
        Limit outdoor activity when air pollution is bad such as
        ozone alert days
 Protect children  from lead poisoning
        Wash children's hands before eating and wash bottles, pacifiers
        and toys often
        Wash walls and window sills to protect kids from dust and
        peeling paint contaminated with lead - especially in older home
        Run. the cold water for 30 seconds to flush lead from pipes
        Get kids tested for lead - check with your doctor
 Protect children  from carbon monoxide (O
 poisoning
        Have fuel-burning appliances, furnace flues and
        chimneys checked once a year     ..
        Never use gas ovens or burners for heat and never use.
        barbeques indoors  .      .                 .
        Neyer sleep in rooms with unvented gas or kerosene
        space heaters
        Don't idle cars or lawnmowers in the garage
.        InstaE a UL approved CO detector in sleeping areas
 Keep pesticides and  other toxic chemicals
 away from children
        Put food and trash away in closed containers to keep
        pests from coming into your home
        Don't use pesticides if you don't have to - look for alternatives
        Read product labels and follow directions
     ,   Use bait & traps instead of bug sprays when you can and .
        put where kids can't get them               . ;',''
        Store where kids can't reach them and never put in-other   . ,
        containers that kids can mistake for food or drink.,'.[  . ' ;v '
        Keep children, toys & pets away when using pesticides'-'.i':\'.)
        and don't let them play in fields, orchards and gardens >;"-->:
        after pesticides have been used                : ' '. ,<  ;..,
        Wash, fruits and vegetables under running water before eating;
 Protect children  from too much sun
        Have them wear hats, sunglasses, and protective  clothing
        Use sunscreen on kids over 6 months and keep infants out of..'
        the sun.                    .-..      .          .
        Keep them out of the mid-day sun - the sun is most intense .
        between 10 and 4                  ". ''    '  '';",
 Safeguard them from high levels of radon
        Test your home for radon with a home test kit      : '   .
        Call your state radon office if radon level is 4 pCi/L- or higher
                     Get involved
  Call toll free 1-877-590-KIDS for more information
  or check out EPA's web site at www.epa.gov/children
  EPA Office of Children's Health Protection     EPArtOO/F-99/010

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