Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment

by Marie-Noel Bruné Drisse and Fiona Goldizen
World Health Organization, 2017

164 pp. 16.2 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/254677/1/9789241511773-eng.pdf?ua=1

This new publication presents the continuing and emerging challenges to children’s environmental health. The new edition is not simply an update from 2004 but a more detailed review; the authors take into account changes in the major environmental hazards to children’s health over the last 13 years, due to increasing urbanization, industrialization, globalization and climate change, as well as efforts in the health sector to reduce children’s environmental exposures. The book seeks to promote the importance of creating sustainable environments and reducing the exposure of children to modifiable environmental hazards. The wide scope of the SDGs offers a framework within which to work and improve the lives of all children.

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