America's Children and the Environment (ACE)

ACE Publications

To date, EPA has published three editions of America’s Children and the Environment. Details on these reports are provided below.


U.S. EPA, 2013. America's Children and the Environment, Third Edition

U.S. EPA, 2003. America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

ERRATUM for the 2003 report: In the third bullet under the graph for Measure B1, the number of children in 1978 with blood lead levels at or greater than 10 µg/dL  was reported as approximately 4.7 million. The correct number is approximately 13.5 million.

U.S. EPA, 2000. America’s Children and the Environment: A First View of Available Measures

The following peer-reviewed journal articles based on America’s Children and the Environment have also been published:

Integrated Assessment of Environment and Health: America's Children and the Environment Exit. A.D. Kyle, Tracey Woodruff, and Daniel Axelrad, Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2006; 114(3): 447-452.

Trends in Environmentally Related Childhood IllnessesExit. Tracey Woodruff, Daniel Axelrad, Amy D. Kyle, Onyemaechi Nweke, Gregory G. Miller, Bradford J. Hurley. Pediatrics,113 (Supplement 4, April 2004):1133-40.

Ordering Hard Copies

Printed copies of the 2013 edition of America's Children and the Environment are available free of charge from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications. Detailed instructions for ordering online, by e-mail, telephone, fax, or postal mail are available at

When ordering the 2013 ACE3 report, please reference document number 240R13001.