Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment

Front Cover
World Health Organization, 2004 - Medical - 64 pages
0 Reviews
*** Highly commended in the Public Health Category of the British Medical Association Book Competition 2005***

Every child has the right to live in a healthy supportive environment - an environment that encourages growth and development and protects from disease. Many of the world s children however are exposed to hazards in the very places that should be safest - the home school and community. Considering that their growing bodies are particularly sensitive to environmental threats the final burden of childhood disease is substantial. Every year more than three million children die due to unhealthy environments.

This atlas articulates where and why more than three million children die every year due to unhealthy environments. It 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-color 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 46 - Whoever wishes to investigate medicine properly, should proceed thus: in the first place to consider the seasons of the year, and what effects each of them produces (for they are not at all alike, but differ much from themselves in regard to their changes).
Page 49 - Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Page 49 - Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.
Page 62 - S, et al. 2000 Annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System.
Page 12 - The world we have created today as a result of our thinking thus far,' he wrote, 'has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them.
Page 49 - Venezuela. North America and Western Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America.
Page 45 - Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat.
Page 14 - the human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.
Page 15 - Percentage of households with access to an improved water supply 2000 or latest available data An improved water supply is defined according to the type of technology (piped drinking water, protected well or spring, rainwater), the distance from the source (available within 1 km of the home) and water quantity (at least 20 litres per day).
Page 49 - Cuba, United States of America Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia. Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic. El Salvador. Grenada. Guyana, Honduras. Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay...

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information