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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Children in the new millennium : environmental impact on health.|
|Publisher||United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Children's Fund ; World Health Organization,|
|Subjects||Children and the environment. ; Environmental health--International cooperation. ; Environmentally induced diseases in children--Prevention. ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects. ; Environmental Exposure--prevention & control. ; Child Welfare. ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. ; Environment and children ; Environmental Pollution--adverse effects ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects--Child ; Conservation of Natural Resources|
|Collation||vi, 142 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-132) and index.
Introduction -- Progress made since the World Summit on Children and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development -- Environmental risks to children's health -- Underlying causes of children's environmental health problems -- Pregnancy -- Infancy and early childhood -- School-age children -- Adolescence -- Children in need of special protection -- Lack of safe water and sanitation -- Chemical pollution and radiation -- Indoor and outdoor air pollution -- Natural resource degradation -- Climate change -- Ozone layer depletion -- Desertification -- Deforestation -- Loss of biodiversity -- local initiatives -- National actions -- Regional partnerships -- International support. "Children are exposed to a series of environmental threats to their health, physical and mental development--even their survival. Preliminary estimates suggest that up to one-third of the global burden of disease can be attributed to negative environmental indicators, such as polluted water and air. The good news is that morbidity and mortality due to unhealth environmental conditions are largely preventable by taking decisive action and finding innovative, healthy, cost-effective and sustainable ways to develop and improve our livelihoods. As this books outlines, prevention is the only sustainable solution: a healthy future for our children will be ensured only through safeguarding the environment. By illustrating the link between the environment and the well-being of our children, Children in the new millennium intends to raise awareness and deepen our understanding of environmental health issues. Providing an informed basis for action and practical recommendations at different levels, the three United Nations agencies involved with the production of Children in the new millennium hope to inspire everyone who cares about children to take decisive action that will improve both their helath and that of the environment.