Useful publications

Useful publications


See the most recent publications from the WHO.

- Chemical threats to children

- Effects of air pollution on children

- Guidelines on nutrition of young children

- The European public health report 2005. Public health action for healthier children and population.

- Atlas of children’s health and the environment

- Burden of disease attributable to selected environmental factors and injuries among Europe’s children and adolescents

- CEHAPE: Table of Actions (See also WHO publications on the Official Documents section of this website)

- Children’s health and environment: Developing action plans, 2005. WHO publication to help develop national action plans implementing CEHAPE

- Children’s Health and Environment case studies summary book, June 2005

- Children’s health and environment: A review of evidence (WHO and European Environment Agency) Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, L-2985 Luxembourg, ISBN 9291674725)

- Environmental Burden of Disease (ERB) - Fact Sheet

- Environmental health indicators for Europe: A pilot indicator-based report

- How can injuries in children and older people be prevented?

- One year later: is Europe making its children safer? (the Children’s Environment and Health Committee evaluates action on ministers’ 2004 commitments to reduce children’s ill health due to air pollution)

- The Budapest collection : a WHO global e-library on children’s health and environment.

- The precautionary principle: protecting public health, the environment and the future of our children

- WHO Europe Video: "The future for our children"

HEAL and its Members

- HEAL: It’s our world, our future too: Young people’s voices on Environment and Health priorities(Video and booklet on making a participatory video with young people to promote their views)

- HEAL: Towards Healthy Environment for Children: FAQ about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment, WHO bids to unburden youth

- HEAL: Children’s factsheet - Climate change and your lungs. Also available in; German; Spanish; Greek; Italian; Polish; Russian; French.

- HEAL: Children’s factsheet - Dirty air and your lungs. Also available in; German; Spanish; French; Italian; Greek; Polish; Russian.

- HEAL: Children’s fact sheet - Dirty air indoors and your lungs. Also available in; German; French; Spanish; Italian; Russian; Polish; Greek

- European Child Safety Alliance: Child Safety Good Practice Guide: Good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion

- European Child Safety Alliance: Child Safety Report Cards

Other stakeholders

- Clean Air Action Group, National Society of Conservationists/Friends of the Earth Hungary and WWF Hungary: "Chemicals, REACH and the new Member States, the Exemple of Hungary", October 2005.

- Environmental Objectives Council, Sweden: swedish report calls for a better environment for children

- Greenpeace Netherlands and WWF UK: A present for Life - chemicals in the umbilical cord

- European Child Safety Alliance: children as agents of change

- Greenpeace: study reveals toys have highest levels of toxic chemicals

- Labour Institute for Environment and Health of Andalucia: pesticides in Andalucia

- National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway: fungicide linked to neural tube defects

- PAN Belgium (Pesticide Action Network): PAN Belgium scientific review on the effects of pesticides on children’s health

- PAN Europe: 2 briefings from PAN Europe on some pesticides in the EU

- The Working Party on Accident and Injuries (WP-AI): third issue of the Action on Accident and Injuries newsletter

- Two French publications on environmental risks and public awareness raising on eco-citizenship

- US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS): new study in the US shows organic diet protects children from some pesticides

- University of Cincinnati (UC): Low-dose Bisphenol A (BPA) linked to fetal brain damage, December 2005.

- University of Massachusetts Lowell: environmental and occupational exposures linked to nearly 30 types of cancer in the US

- WWF: Compromising our children: a WWF publication on chemical impacts

- WWF Europe: Chemicals in blood samples show that a strong REACH is necessary