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Main Title Toxic chemicals and children's health in North America : a call for efforts to determine the sources, levels of exposure, and risks that industrial chemicals pose to children's health /
Publisher Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 68963321
ISBN 292335835X
Subjects Environmental health--North America ; Pollutants--Environmental aspects--North America ; Children--Health risk assessment--North America ; Children--Health risk assessment--Canada ; Children--Health risk assessment--Mexico ; Children--Health risk assessment--United States ; Children--Health and hygiene--North America
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://www.cec.org/files/PDF/POLLUTANTS/CHE_Toxics_en.pdf
http://www.cec.org/pubs_docs/documents/index.cfm?varlan=english&ID=1965
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Status
EJBM  RA1226.T69 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2006
Collation ix, 82 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Notes
"May 2006". Includes bibliographical references (p.47-53).
Contents Notes
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Children's health overview -- Children are uniquely vulnerable to chemicals -- Children have "Windows of Vulnerability" -- Why a North American Report on Toxic Chemicals and Children's Health? -- Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs): a source of information on chemicals from industrial activities -- Methods and scope of this report -- Children in North America -- Demographics -- Causes of death in North American children -- Diseases related to environmental pollution affecting North American Children -- Types, Exposures and potential health impacts of chemicals -- Types of chemicals -- Chemical sources -- Chemical exposures -- Potential health impacts -- The universe of chemicals: what we know and what we don't know -- Understanding chemicals' potential risks to children -- Releases of chemicals: data from industrial pollutant release and transfer registers -- Overview -- PRTR analysis -- Findings from the PRTR health effects approach -- Chemicals of concern to Children's health -- Emerging issues -- Actions to protect children's health from toxic chemicals -- Overview -- International action to reduce children's exposure to toxic chemicals -- National and trilateral action to reduce children's exposure to toxic chemicals -- Looking forward: actions to reduce toxic chemicals and protect children's health.