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WHEREAS, the aim of Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day is to raise awareness about the importance of clean air and water, safe food and consumer products, and healthy environments to children’s health and development; and
WHEREAS, CEH Day was created by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and celebrated for the first time on October 13, 2016; and
WHEREAS, CEH Day is observed on the second Thursday in October to celebrate the progress of the children’s environmental health movement and create a strong network of child health advocates; and
WHEREAS, CEH Day is a national effort supported by individuals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies; and
WHEREAS, CEH Day encourages individuals and organizations to raise awareness and understanding of children’s environmental health issues, seek improved protections for children, and perform acts of sustainability or environmental health wellness; and
WHEREAS, together, we can safeguard the health, safety, and wellbeing of our most precious resource: our children;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize October 11, 2018, as CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.