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Health and Environmental Issues for Children Under Six

Web Resources For Infant & Child Caregivers

Listed below are several Web sites that can provide infant and child caregivers quick, reliable information about taking care of babies and small children. This guide is provided as a courtesy, and should not substitute for medical advice from a doctor or consultant at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov An excellent portal to materials from government agencies and organizations in the health fields.
  • Food and Drug Administration "Easy to Read Publications"
    www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html Health brochures in English and Spanish. "Kids Page" at www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm.
  • Child Care Nutrition Resource System
    www.nal.usda.gov/childcare A page designed especially to help day care and child caregivers.
  • KidsHealth
    www.kidshealth.org Created by the Nemours Foundation Center for Children’s Health.
  • NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
    www.noah-health.org/index.html An excellent portal to Web materials by organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies. Almost half of the collection is for materials in Spanish.
  • Bright Futures
    www.brightfutures.org Provides good advice on growth and development of children. It is sponsored by the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration , the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "SafeUSA"
    www.cdc.gov/safeusa Authoritative materials from the agency promoting public health and safety.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    www.cpsc.gov An independent federal commission created to protect the public "against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products."
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    www.epa.gov/forkids