Child Health and the Environment

Synopsis

This is the first textbook to focus on environmental threats to child health. It provides overviews of key children's environmental health issues as well as the role of environmental epidemiology and risk assessment in child health protection. Overarching themes are the susceptibility of the rapidly developing fetus and infant to environmental toxicants, the importance of modifying factors(e.g. poverty, genetic traits, nutrition), the role of health outcome and exposure monitoring, uncertainties surrounding environmental exposure limits, and the importance of timely intervention.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003