The Environment For Children


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Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment - and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid agencies. Ironically, the problems can be traced back to matters which can be treated straightforwardly and at relatively low cost - poor drinking water or food, or infectious diseases which can be controlled.This book gives a multidisciplinary account of the environmental health hazards threatening children and the range of impacts they can have. It also explains what can be done, by communities as well as governments and aid workers, to provide safe and healthy environments for children. The book looks at conditions in a range of cities in the developing world, as well as pollutants and other health problems affecting children in the North.Published in association with UNICEF this book provides excellent course material, and will be useful for practitioners working on child development, infant and maternal health, environmental health and community development.

Title: The Environment For Children

Author Name: David Satterthwaite (Editor), Roger Hart (Editor), Caren Levy (Editor), Diana Mitlin (Editor), David Ross (Editor), Jac Smit (Editor), Carolyn Stephens (Editor)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Earthscan Publications Ltd: 1996

ISBN Number: 1853833215

ISBN Number 13: 9781853833212

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 093366

Description: Very good condition. The Environment For Children By David Satterthwaite (Editor), Roger Hart (Editor), Caren Levy (Editor), Diana Mitlin (Editor), David Ross (Editor), Jac Smit (Editor), Carolyn Stephens (Editor) Product Details Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (September 1, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 1853833215 ISBN-13: 9781905209026 Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 9.2 inches

Keywords: The Environment For Children