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Children's Environmental Health Indicators

A Survey

Environmental health indicators can provide clear and concise information on the state of the environment and its potential effects on human health. They represent a useful tool to support policy, particularly environmental policies whose effects may only be detectable many years after their implementation due to their long time horizon.

Environmental health indicators can be of particular relevance to highlight the greater vulnerability of certain populations, such as children or the elderly, and to account for it in public policies related to health and the environment. In particular for children, an intervention in the early stages of life can have lifelong benefits for society as a whole. As such, the development of children’s environmental health indicators appears to be essential.


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