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Book: Paediatric evidence in environment and health

February 2010 will see the launch of new book highlighting examples and evidence of children’s environment and health. The book will provide examples from leading Paediatricians and aims to emphasis the link between pollution and childhood illnesses, and raise of awareness of preventive healthcare.

“Children and Environment: what the Paediatricians say” is the work of the Italian scientific organisation, the Paediatric Cultural Association (ACP). Following the report on children’s environment and health 2004 by World Health Organization, ACP conducted a survey of over 400 Italian paediatricians. The results revealed that many paediatricians are not aware of the link between environmental pollution and child health.

This new book seeks to emphasize to the Paediatric community the importance of links between environment and health. The book highlights particularly the vulnerability of children to environment pollution, indoor and outdoor atmospheric pollution, food and water contamination, ultraviolet and electromagnetic radiation, noise pollution. It combines the most current scientific evidence regarding linking pollution and child health, with examples of good practice risk reduction for both individuals and community. In accompaniment to the book there is a series of brochures for the public which demonstrate key factors to improve environment and health.

“Children and Environment: what the Paediatricians say” will be published in February 2010 by ‘Pensiero Scientifico Editore’. It will be the first of its kind in the Italian scientific publishing market, and will be followed by series reports highlighting individual case studies in environment and health.

Last updated on 8 June 2011

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