Environmental contributions to the leading causes of disease burden among Australian children

Norman, Rosana E., Veerman, J. Lennert, Scott, James, Fantino, Emmanuelle, Bailie, Ross, Sly, Peter D., & Cleghorn, Geoffrey J. (2013) Environmental contributions to the leading causes of disease burden among Australian children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 56(5), pp. 481-484.

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Abstract

Although the effect of adverse environments on the well-being of children is an important global health issue, it remains underrecognized in health care and underconsidered in terms of both research and public policy. Children have developmentally distinct patterns of environmental exposure and susceptibilities that increase their risk of disease. Young children, especially those who are impoverished, have disproportionately heavier exposures to environmental threats in a given environment. They also have decreased metabolic capacity to detoxify and eliminate contaminants. Furthermore, rapid growth and development before and after birth and the continuing growth and postnatal maturation of the respiratory, immune, and neurological systems, in particular, make them increasingly vulnerable to environmental threats...

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ID Code: 80253
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: environmental risk factors, burden of disease, exposures, child health, asthma, mental health, Australia
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182848a23
ISSN: 0277-2116
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2015 23:37
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 03:00

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