The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partnering with the City of Dallas, Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center to host the 2012 Dallas Children’s Health Fall Festival. The festival will focus attention on protecting children from pesticides, asthma, lead poisoning and residential lead hazards. Activities include a clown for kids, face painting, free pumpkin decorating and 40 exhibitors from organizations across North Texas providing information about healthy lifestyles for kids.
Because they are still growing and developing, children can be more vulnerable to environmental changes than adults are. In October and throughout the year, the EPA will work with parents, teachers, and health providers to promote healthy environments where children live, learn and play.
The festival also includes free parking, admission and games for elementary-age children. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 from noon – 3 p.m. at Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 North Hampton Road in Dallas.