Children are not just little adults

From: Robina Suwol
Date: 08 Dec 2001
Time: 01:47:39
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Children are not just little adults; they are growing and developing, making them more vulnerable to potential environmental dangers including pesticides, chemicals and air pollution. They eat more food, drink more water and breathe more air for their size than adults do and so are at greater health risk. On December 6th, 2001 the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) launched a new website - - geared to health professionals, but written in plain enough English to be useful for everyone. It provides the information that parents and doctors need to know about the environment and children's health from environmental history taking to health impacts - ranging from reproductive to neurobehavioural effects on children. This attractive and easy to use website can be found at (no www) or through the CAPE website at

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