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Document ID (ISN)106248
CIS number 07-165
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carpenter D.O., et al.
Title Children's environmental health in Central Asia and the Middle East
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2006, Vol.12, No.4, p.362-368. Illus. 60 ref.
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Abstract Children in Central Asia and the Middle East bear disproportionate environmental threats to health, of which the most widespread and serious result from poverty, malnutrition, lack of access to safe drinking water and food, and exposures to toxic chemicals. Their psychological health is threatened in several parts of this region by internal wars and strife. Many, or even most, children are regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. In many of these countries, children constitute very high percentages of the population. Because children constitute the future, it is critical that these threats to their health be addressed and reduced to the greatest extent possible through both provision of safe and adequate drinking water and nutrition and reduction of exposures to environmental contaminants.
Descriptors (primary) children; Middle East; Asia; environmental pollution; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) passive smoking; lead
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Passive smoking