Children's Environment and Health in Latin America

  title={Children's Environment and Health in Latin America},
  author={Ra{\'u}l Harari and Homero Harari},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • R. Harari, H. Harari
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Economics
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract:  Environmental health problems of children in Latin America and Ecuador are complex due to the close relationship that exists between social and environmental factors. Extended poverty and basic problems, such as the lack of drinking water and sanitation, are common. Infectious diseases are the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality among children. Development in industry and the introduction of chemical substances in agriculture add new risks including pesticide use, heavy metal… 
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