Environmental Health Risks
World map shows traditional and new environmental hazards (sized according to significance of risk), to which especially children are exposed in 2002.
Legend indicates symbols for:
- Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene
- Indoor air pollution from solid fuel use
- Urban outdoor air pollution
- Lead and other hazardous chemicals
- Malaria and other vector-borne diseases
- Child injuries (such as road accidents)
“This simplified overview illustrates how certain environmental risks differ in magnitude between WHO sub-regions. It does not account for the often large variation between countries within a given region, nor is it a comprehensive summary of all environmental risksto children’s health.”
A more detailed version of this map:
Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children’s Health and the Environment, Part One: Child health and poverty. By Bruce Gordon, Richard Mackay and Eva Rehfuess, World Health Organization, 2004.
ISBN 92 4 159156 0.
© WHO 2004. All rights reserved.
This map is one in a series:
- Malaria, 2004
- Passive Smoking: Children Protest, 1999-2003
- Traditional Hazards, New Risks, c. 2002
- Two Worlds: Rich and Poor, 2004
- Water for All: Making it Happen, c. 2002
- The World’s Forgotten Children, 1970-2000
- Lead: IQ Alert, c. 2002
- Child Labor: Growing Up Too Quickly, c. 2004
- Indoor Smoke: Breaking Down Respiratory Defences, c. 2000
- Healthy Schools: Empowering Children, 2001-2003
- Climate Change, 1970-2050
- Enjoying the Sun Safely, c. 2000