Cost of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children
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Tracking California found that preventable environmental hazards cost California $254 million every year and $10-13 billion over the lifetime of all children born every year, posing significant health and economic burdens on children and families in California.

Children are generally more susceptible than adults to environmental hazards, but little is known about the economic burden of illnesses related to these hazards.


To learn more, Tracking California conducted an analysis to estimate the cost of four childhood conditions related to the environment in California: asthma, cancer, lead exposures, and neurobehavioral disorders.


As described in our report, we found that preventable environmental hazards are responsible for a significant health and economic burden on children and families in California.