Highlights the achievements of the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR's) Child Health Initiative (CHI). ATSDR has long advocated a comprehensive approach to promoting the environmental health of children. Haz. waste sites are prevalent throughout the U.S., & approx. 1,500 are on the Nat. Priorities List (NPL). ATSDR estimates that some 1.3 million children under 6 years of age live within 1 mile of the borders of at least one NPL site, a large number of young children at potential health risk. Chapters: ATSDR mission, Fed. task force, & other Fed. coordination; achievements of the CHI; discussion of the following divisions: Toxicology, Health Assessment & Consultation, Health Studies, & Health Education & Promotion.Amler, Robert W. is the author of 'Achievements in Childrens Environmental Health ' with ISBN 9780756733476 and ISBN 0756733472.