Ensuring a Healthy Environment for All Children: The Need for Research, Policy, and Urgent Action

August 24, 2016 @ 10:00am (AKDT)


Children are more vulnerable to environmental health hazards than adults. They may be exposed in utero and throughout their development with potentially long-term harm to their health. Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) discusses children’s vulnerabilities, the need for protection, and initiatives to protect children’s environmental health. Nse is one of several experts who spoke at the Children’s Environmental Health Summit on October 5 and 6, 2016, at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage.

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