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WHO targets environmental impact on child health

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:870
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A publication that looks at how the environment affects children's health will be released in Brussels on Monday (15 April), at the start of the European Commission's Green Week.

    Children, it says, might be the “canaries in the coalmines”—the first people to show adverse health effects resulting from environmental factors, with possible lifelong implications for adults and children.

    The 225 page document, a collaborative venture between the WHO's Regional Office for Europe and the European Environment Agency, is intended to promote a better understanding among scientists and professionals working in child health and environmental …

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