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According to the World health Organization (WHO), children are constantly growing, breathing more air, consuming more food and drinking more water in proportion to their body mass than adults. Children are at a greater risk due to behaviors such as placing their hands into their mouth after touching unseen toxins such as grass that may have pesticide. Children are still growing as well as major organs and systems developing. During this growing years the risk of toxins in the environment can lead to damages which are often times irreversible. The children have no control over their environment and are unaware of the risks of this exposure which can lead to lifelong health issues.
Urbanization, industrialization and pollution the environmental factors that are present today. Decreased physical activity has been on the rise in both the wealthy and poor countries. Over population often leads to unsanitary living conditions which contribute to respiratory and autoimmune disorders. Decreased physical activity and poor nutrition can lead to undernourishment and obesity. Flooring can also contribute to a toxic indoor environment. Many health issues has been liked to volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which are chemicals that evaporates into the air and are inhaled by the inhabitants of a home. Children are at increased risk when exposed to these elements due to their growing organs and smaller body mass. When choosing flooring and paint for the home, the use of non VOC’s should be an important factor to consider (Children’s environmental Health Network, n.d.).
Children’s environmental Health Network (n.d.) A healthy environment for all children, Retrieved June 18, 2018 from http://www.cehn.org/our-work/eco-healthy-child-car…
World Health Organization (WHO, n.d.) Retrieved June 18, 2018 from http://www.who.int/ceh/risks/en/