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8 May 2006 | Printer friendly

WHO Atlas of children’s health and the environment

More than three million children die every day due to unhealthy environments. The 2004 WHO “Atlas of children’s health and the environment” tackles issues as diverse as the devastating and largely unknown impact of indoor air pollution, the unfashionable tragedy of sanitation, and complex emerging issues like climate change.

Full-colour maps and graphics clearly demonstrate the threats that children face everywhere, and underscore the impact of poverty on children’s health. While this crisis cannot be ignored and demands urgent action, success stories, such as the Montreal Protocol, show a way forward for the world to make sure that our children will inherit a safer planet and a brighter future.

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