Special Issue "Children's Environmental Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: environmental health indicators; birth defects; epidemiology; environmental health; surveillance
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Environmental exposures can affect the growth and development of a child from early intrauterine life through to adolescence, as well as impact health later in adulthood.
Children are susceptible to many environmental hazards due to their physiology and behaviour. The first one thousand days of life, the period between conception and a child’s second birthday, are also critical when the foundations for lifelong health and well-being are laid. The environment affects this period of rapid development through many exposure pathways.
Children under five years of age are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. According to the WHO, in 2012, 26% of deaths and a quarter of disability-adjusted life years among children under five years of age were attributable to environmental causes. Children from low-income countries and low-income communities within countries are also disproportionately affected.
Mitigating climate change and reducing adverse environmental exposures, by, for example, improving air and water quality, safely storing hazardous substances, safely disposing of hazardous waste, and making roads safer, can prevent poor health. There is a need for environmental justice and strategies to prevent and control diseases and injuries of environmental origin in children.
Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue.
- Children’s environmental health
- Environment and child health
- Vulnerable populations
- Health equity
- Child disorders of environmental origin
- Child health surveillance
- Determinants of child health
Prof. Dr. Barry Borman
Prof. Dr. Deborah Read
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