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Today's Epidemics in Children: Possible Relations to Environmental Pollution and Suggested Preventive Measures

By VAN DEN HAZEL Peter, ZUURBIER Moniek, BABISCH Wolfgang, BARTONOVA Alena, BISTRUP Marie-Louise, BOLTE Gabriele, BUSBY Chris, BUTTER Maureen, CECCATELLI Sandra, FUCIC Aleksandra, HANKE Wojtec, JOHANSSON Carolina, KOHLHUBER Martina, LEIJS Marike, LUNDQVIST Christofer, MOSHAMMER Hanns, NAGINIENE Rima, PREECE Alan, RONCHETTI Roberto, SALINES Georges, SAUNDERS Margaret, SCHOETERS Greet, TEN TUSSCHER Gavin, KOPPE Janna and STILIANAKIS NIKOLAOS

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Background: Facts and hypotheses on the relationsship between some children's diseases and external stressors during the developmental stage of a child, both prenatally and postnatally re described in literature. In this paper the following changes in patterns and causes of the main childhood illnesses are summarised sre recommendations for actions are made. Prematurity, intra-uterine growth restriction, testicular dysgenesis syndrome, type I and type II diabetes, asthma, atopy and hay fever, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, cancer, obesity, hearing problems. Results: Literature provides a growing amount of information on changing patterns in childhood diseases.JRC.G.2-Support to external securit

Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS AS
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu:JRC34714
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