Children's environmental health

Children's environmental health indicators

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Protecting children from exposure to environmental hazards requires that we better understand the relationship between environmental conditions and health outcomes. Several recent international agreements, in particular the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and the G8 Ministerial Statement on the WSSD, have specifically highlighted the need for assessing the state of children’s environmental health (CEH) and monitoring progress, and have called for action to develop children’s environmental health indicators.