Climate change represents a major threat to child health.
This review presents the latest data that demonstrate how climate change affects children’s health and to identify the principal ways in which climate change puts children’s health at risk.
By placing additional stress upon the availability of food, clean air, and clean water and by potentially expanding the burden of disease from certain vector-borne diseases, climate change represents a major threat to child health. Pediatricians have already seen and will increasingly see the adverse health effects of climate change in their practices. Because of this, and many other reasons, pediatricians have a unique capacity to help resolve the climate change problem.
“Climate Change and Children’s Health.” Aaron S. Bernstein and Samuel S. Myers. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. April 2011 – Volume 23 – Issue 2 – p 221–226. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283444c89.
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