Climate change, water resources and child health

Elizabeth J. Kistin, John Fogarty, Ryan Shaening Pokrasso, Michael McCally, Peter G. McCornick

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Climate change is occurring and has tremendous consequences for children's health worldwide. This article describes how the rise in temperature, precipitation, droughts, fl oods, glacier melt and sea levels resulting from human-induced climate change is affecting the quantity, quality and fl ow of water resources worldwide and impacting child health through dangerous effects on water supply and sanitation, food production and human migration. It argues that paediatricians and healthcare professionals have a critical leadership role to play in motivating and sustaining efforts for policy change and programme implementation at the local, national and international level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-549
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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