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Information about Children's Environmental Health
Overview of Children's Environmental Health
To properly grow, develop, and thrive, children need clean air to breathe; clean water to drink; safe food to eat; and healthy places to live, learn, and play. In many communities across North America, children's vulnerabilities are not fully understood, and children are exposed to environmental risks that can seriously harm their health. Most health care providers are not adequately trained to recognize environmentally-related illnesses and injuries in children.
Children are continually growing and developing until their early adult years and may be more vulnerable to environmental exposures than adults because:
Check the links below to read more about children's environmental health
Tips to Protect Children from Environmental Risks
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associations representing clinicians in ACGME-recognized medical specialties.