Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health

Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health

by World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNEP
     
 

In the context of examining progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, this book provides an overview of key environmental risks to children's health and the underlying causes.

Highlighted are children's special vulnerability and susceptibility to environmental threats at each

Overview

In the context of examining progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, this book provides an overview of key environmental risks to children's health and the underlying causes.

Highlighted are children's special vulnerability and susceptibility to environmental threats at each developmental stage, during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood, through to school age and adolescence. Specific environmental threats of major importance to children are described, including lack of safe water and sanitation, chemical pollution and radiation, indoor and outdoor air pollution and natural resource degradation.

The book also addresses the impacts of global environmental problems on children and future generations, including climate change, desertification, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity. A series of recommendations are proposed for action at the local, national regional, and international levels to improve children's environmental health. Published in collaboration with UNEP and UNICEF

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789241590167
Publisher:
World Health Organization
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Published in Collaboration with Unep and Unicef Series
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

UNICEF

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