describes many contaminants, health effects, environmental media and routes
of exposure and why children are particularly susceptible because of both
increased exposure and increased sensitivity.
What are the issues of greatest concern for children, their parents,
communities, researchers and policy?
These can be prioritized according to two criteria: 1) the numbers of
children affected and, 2) the severity of outcome.
three very different issues that are of concern because they affect
(actually or potentially) large numbers of children. For two of these the health effects in
children are extremely well characterized. The third represents an area of research
that is much less well defined , yet the major uncertainties are of critical
concern to society. This creates new
challenges for policy.