The Environment for Children: The Environmental Hazards that Threaten Children and Their Parents

The Environment for Children: The Environmental Hazards that Threaten Children and Their Parents

by David Satterthwaite
     
 

Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment - and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid agencies. Ironically, the problems can be traced back to matters which… See more details below

Overview

Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment - and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid agencies. Ironically, the problems can be traced back to matters which can be treated straightforwardly and at relatively low cost - poor drinking water or food, or infectious diseases which can be controlled.This book gives a multidisciplinary account of the environmental health hazards threatening children and the range of impacts they can have. It also explains what can be done, by communities as well as governments and aid workers, to provide safe and healthy environments for children. The book looks at conditions in a range of cities in the developing world, as well as pollutants and other health problems affecting children in the North. Published in association with UNICEF this book provides excellent course material, and will be useful for practitioners working on child development, infant and maternal health, environmental health and community development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853833212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The environment and children ? links between environment and health ? the vulnerability of children to the environment ? children and renewable resources ? sustaining environment and development ? primary environmental care ? children as the bridge to sustainable development.

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