Children's Health and the Environment - A Global Perspective
A Resource Manual for the Health Sector
Nonserial Publication
Pronczuk-Garbino, J.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562928 ISBN-10    9241562927
Order Number    11500622 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    60.00 / US$    72.00 Developing countries:    CHF    42.00
English     2005        375   pages
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This ground-breaking manual incorporates both developing- and industrialized-country outlooks to give a comprehensive international account of how environmental quality can influence the health and development of children from conception through adolescence.
Geared specifically for the health sector for both public health specialists and clinicians who have a stake in minimizing adverse environmental impacts on children's health and development, the resource manual provides background information on an array of illnesses caused, triggered or exacerbated by hazards present in the places where children live, play, learn and work, or where they are exposed to extreme conditions. It also outlines exposure routes, signs and symptoms, basic treatments and prevention, as well as supplies ample resources for consultation. Furthermore, it presents interesting case studies, referenced throughout the book, to give concrete and tangible examples of environmental illnesses, with a particular focus on children in developing countries.