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Environmental Injustice: Impact on Children's Health

Environmental injustice occurs when health and socioeconomic disparities exist between people with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Children are particularly vulnerable to changes in their environment, and so are frequent, unintended victims of environmental injustice. The result is a public health crisis of historical proportions that threatens the well-being of children across the world. This article, by Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, and Deirdre Imus, highlights the crisis and call for greater public involvement to give voice to those who are most vulnerable. Titled, "Environmental Injustice: Children's Health Disparities and the Role of the Environment," it was published in the September/October 2007 issue of Explore, the Journal of Science and Healing, (Vol. 3, No.5, p. 525).

We invite you to review the 3-1/2 page journal article and to make your opinions known to those who can influence this crisis, at the local, national and global levels.

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