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Child Health and Safety

Environmental toxins cost billions for children's health

Toxins and childhood health

Researchers warn of the dangers of childhood exposure to environmental toxins that accounted for 3.5 percent of all health care dollars spent in 2008. The cost of conditions like childhood cancer, asthma, autism, lead poisoning and ADHD has been estimated to be $76.6 billion in 2008. Scientists are calling for a three part plan of action to protect the health of kids and reduce the financial burden associated with air pollution and toxic chemicals.