Children’s vulnerability to adverse health effects of climate change

October 30, 2007 at 1:08 pm | Posted in AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Children, Climate change, Health, medicine, National Conference and Exhibition, NCE, Policy statements, Technical reports | 1 Comment

Below is a news release on a press briefing at the 2007 National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Helen Binns, MD, MPH, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Environmental Health will present the new AAP policy statement and technical report, “Global Climate Change and Children’s Health” on Monday, October 29, at 8:00 a.m. (PT) in Hall E of the Moscone Center.

For Release: Monday, October 29, 2007 12:01 am ET

CHILDREN ARE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EFFECTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

SAN FRANCISCO – There is broad scientific consensus that the earth’s climate is warming, the process is accelerating, and that human activities are very likely the main cause. Children are often most vulnerable to adverse health effects from environmental hazards because they are not fully developed physically and psychologically.

A new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) technical report and policy statement, “Global Climate Change and Children’s Health,” outlines the specific ways global climate change impacts child health, and calls on pediatricians to understand the threats to children, anticipate the impact on children’s health, and advocate for strategies that will lessen the effects.

Direct health impacts from global warming include … (read full text of CHILDREN ARE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EFFECTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE at AAP website)

I have not had time to look at this, but am posting it for Darmok’s benefit🙂

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  1. So true!


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