Children's environmental health

Emerging issues

Little african girl eating

Environmental exposure is increasing and affecting children's environmental health all over the world and emerging risks are being identified everyday. Increasing industrialization, explosive urban population growth, lack of pollution control, global climate change, ozone depletion, electromagnetic radiation, unabated waste dumping, non-sustainable consumption of natural resources, unsafe use and contamination of chemicals, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and use of dangerous substances all contribute to affecting the environment and health of children.