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Environmental health


What is pediatric environmental health?

Also called environmental pediatrics, pediatric environmental health is a pediatric specialty aimed at the prevention, detection and management of diseases or health status of children, from conception to adolescence, related to our environment.

The World Health Organization defined environmental health in 1993 (Sofia Declaration, Bulgaria) as “aspects of pediatric health, including quality of life, determined by the interaction of physical, chemical, biological environmental agents, psychic and social, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing environmental factors that adversely affect the health of present and future generations. "

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