President Obama has proclaimed October 4, 2010 as Children’s Health Day! The presidential proclamation calls upon families, child health professionals, community organizations and governments to help ensure clean air, safe water and healthy communities for our nation’s children.
As a parent, our children’s health is our top priority from birth. There are many things we do every day to make sure that they live in a clean, safe environment. One of the most important things we can do to keep our children healthy is make sure the water they drink is clean and safe to drink.
Groundwater provides 51% of all the drinking water for the total population and 99% of drinking water for the rural population. Our city water departments monitor our water supply to make sure it is safe to drink. The rural population who get their water from private wells needs to have their wells tested annually to ensure the quality is safe for drinking.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking all Americans to join them this month and every month in making our communities across the country healthier places to live, learn and play for our children and future generations. See the link below for 31 tips to help keep our children healthy and safe. What other tips can you share for keeping the environment safe for our children?
Have a safe and healthy month!