Environmental Pollution: An Under-recognized Threat to Children’s Health, Especially in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  title={Environmental Pollution: An Under-recognized Threat to Children’s Health, Especially in Low- and Middle-Income Countries},
  author={William A Suk and Hamid Ahanchian and Kwadwo Ansong Asante and D. E. O. S. Carpenter and Fernando Mart{\'i}nez D{\'i}az-Barriga and Eunhee Ha and Xia Huo and Malcolm King and Mathuros Ruchirawat and Emerson Rodrigues da Silva and Leith Sly and Peter D. Sly and Renato Tetelbom Stein and Martin H Van Den Berg and Heather Jessica Zar and Philip J. Landrigan},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Exposures to environmental pollutants during windows of developmental vulnerability in early life can cause disease and death in infancy and childhood as well as chronic, non-communicable diseases that may manifest at any point across the life span. Patterns of pollution and pollution-related disease change as countries move through economic development. Environmental pollution is now recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). According… CONTINUE READING
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