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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Emerging Issues for Children in the Pacific Southwest

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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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