Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Emerging Issues for Children in the Pacific Southwest
There has been increased attention and research on the links between environmental hazards and diseases in children. This is due, in part, to a better scientific understanding of how children and adults are different, as well as improved data about environmental contaminants and health outcomes.
Some key emerging issues in children’s health include:
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