||Child health and the environment : a primer /
||Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment,
Pediatric toxicology ;
Environmentally induced diseases in children ;
Children--Health risk assessment ;
Environmental Exposure--adverse effects ;
Environmental Pollutants--adverse effects ;
Environmental Health ;
||vii, 125 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- What makes children healthy? -- Exposures of concern -- Why focus on children? -- Children are different -- Greater exposure than adults -- More vulnerable than adults -- Windows of vulnerability -- Some children are at greater risk than others -- Health effects of concern -- The respiratory system -- The developing brain and nervous system -- Cancer -- Human reproduction and child development -- The endocrine system -- The immune system -- Multiple health effects -- Children's exposures -- Describing exposure -- In the womb: the first environment -- Breast milk: the first food -- Indoor air and dust -- Outdoor air -- Food -- Water -- What is being done? -- Research -- International commitments -- Government roles: shared responsibilities -- Community involvement -- Regulating environmental risks: have we learned from past mistakes? -- Moving forward: dealing with the backlog -- Assessing multiple effects and multiple exposures -- The precautionary principle: better safe than sorry -- Creating health environments for children -- The environmental childproofing top ten list.