Health consequences of environmental exposures in early life: coping with a changing world in the Post-MDG era

Suk, William, Ruchirawat, Mathuros, Stein, Renato T., Diaz-Barriga, Fernando, Carpenter, David O., Neira, Maria and Sly, Peter D. (2016) Health consequences of environmental exposures in early life: coping with a changing world in the Post-MDG era. Annals of Global Health, 82 1: 20-27. doi:10.1016/j.aogh.2016.01.006


Author Suk, William
Ruchirawat, Mathuros
Stein, Renato T.
Diaz-Barriga, Fernando
Carpenter, David O.
Neira, Maria
Sly, Peter D.
Title Health consequences of environmental exposures in early life: coping with a changing world in the Post-MDG era
Journal name Annals of Global Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2214-9996
0027-2507
Publication date 2016-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.01.006
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 82
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 27
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Despite overall progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, large health discrepancies persist between developed and developing countries. The world is rapidly changing and the influences of societal change and climate change will disproportionately affect the world's most vulnerable populations, thus exacerbating current inequities. Current development strategies do not adequately address these disproportionate impacts of environmental exposures. The aim of this study was to propose a new framework to address the health consequences of environmental exposures beyond 2015. This framework is transdisciplinary and precautionary. It is based on identifying social and economic determinants of health, strengthening primary health systems, and improving the health of vulnerable populations. It incorporates deliberate plans for assessment and control of avoidable environmental exposures. It sets specific, measurable targets for health and environmental improvement.
Keyword Children
Noncommunicable disease
Social determinants of health
Environmental justice
Health care systems
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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