STATE CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & PROTECTION ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chair: Maureen C. Edwards, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
Vice-Chair: Jane T. Nishida, Secretary of the Environment

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: Dorothy F. Bailey; Cecilia T. Davoli, M.D.; Peyton A. Eggleston, M.D.; Benjamin A. Gitterman, M.D.; David A. Jett, Ph.D.; Judy S. LaKind, Ph.D.; David T. Levy, Ph.D.; Christopher A. Loffredo, Ph.D.; Tracy D. Newsome-Smith.

Appointed by Senate President: Nancy Jacobs

Appointed by House Speaker: James W. Hubbard

Ex officio: Hagner R. Mister, Secretary of Agriculture; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools; Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Emelda P. Johnson, Secretary of Human Resources; Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esq., Special Secretary for Children, Youth, & Families.

Staff: Marie H. Erickson

c/o Center for Maternal & Child Health
Community & Public Health Administration
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399
(410) 767-5593
(410) 767-6860 (public information)
1-877-463-3464 (toll free, Maryland)
e-mail: ericksonm@dhmh.state.md.us
fax: (410) 767-6489
tdd: 1-800-735-2258 (toll free)
web: www.dhmh.state.md.us/


Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 1.

The State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council formed in November 2000 (Chapter 585, Acts of 2000). The Council advises the General Assembly on legislation that may pose environmental hazards to children. It also recommends uniform guidelines for State agencies to help reduce and eliminate children's exposure to environmental hazards. Information is disseminated by the Council on how to reduce, treat, and eliminate children's exposures to environmental hazards and alert the public to those hazards which may potentially affect children.

To protect the health of children from environmental hazards, it is necessary to consider the special vulnerability of children due to their developing physiology, and their exposures, behaviors, and diets which can differ greatly from those of adults. In light of this, the Council reviews rules, regulations, and standards to ensure that the health of children in Maryland is adequately protected.

The Council may contract for an analysis of the State organizational structure as it relates to children's environmental health and protection. Such an analysis is to be carried out in a manner consistent with recommendations of the November 1999 report made by the Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.

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