America's Children and the Environment, Third Edition (ACE3)
The Supplementary Topics measures cover additional topics for which adequate national data are not available, but for which more targeted data collection efforts could be used to illustrate children’s environmental health issues of interest. Data sets used for these measures are representative of particular locations (such as a single state) and/or were surveys conducted a single time rather than on a continuing or periodic basis. Since these data sets are lacking in certain key elements desirable for ACE3 indicators, data presentations for the Supplementary Topics are referred to as “measures” rather than “indicators.”
The Supplementary Topics section is organized as a series of topics, each topic as a separate page. Each topic is presented separately with Indicator, Background, and Methods navigation tabs. The Indicator tab includes each indicator presented as a figure, followed by a text box describing the characteristics of the data displayed, and bullet points that highlight key data from the indicator. The Background tab includes a discussion of the scope of the issue and a brief snapshot of the relevant scientific literature regarding associations between exposures and health effects. The Methods tab includes a description of the data source and a description of how the indicator is calculated.
The ACE3 Supplementary Topics measures address the following topics:
Numbers of infants born with birth defects in Texas.
Contaminants in Schools and Child Care Facilities
Data on detectable levels of pesticides and other contaminants in a regional and national sample of child care centers, and data on the amount of pesticides applied in schools in California.