Children and Chemical Safety
"Chemical Safety and Children's Health
Protecting the world's children from harmful
chemicals exposures: a global guide to resources"
Published version in English, French, and Spanish
Links to Additional Resources
Publications and presentations of interest:
Seminar organized by Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, 25 February 2008.
The presentation included information on:
- burden of disease caused by chemicals;
- bio-monitoring as a tool for research; and
- research to support policy development.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the first ever report highlighting children's special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth. This new volume of the Environmental Health Criteria series, Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals, is the most comprehensive work yet undertaken on the scientific principles to be considered in assessing health risks in children. It highlights the fact that in children, the stage in their development when exposure occurs may be just as important as the magnitude of the exposure.
The scientific principles proposed in the document for evaluating environmental health risks in children will help the health sector, researchers and policy makers to protect children of all ages through improved risk assessments, appropriate interventions and focused research to become healthy adults.
Children and chemical safety:
frame work for action to protect children from harmful exposures.
IFCS Forum IV Recommendations Presentation
Forum V: Toys and Chemical Safety
Recommendations from Forum V
Budapest, Hungary, 25-29 September 2006
- Link to the Children's environmental health - WHO Programme
Link to WHO Information Note: "Lead in Toys"
Lead and Cadmium in soft plastic toys
Presumption of Safety: Limits of Federal Policies on Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
Forum IV Recommendations and Agreed Action Items on
Children and Chemical Safety
1 page flyer
Central European Journal Occupational and
Protecting Children from Harmful Chemical Exposures
Table of Contents:
- Protecting Children from Harmful Chemical Exposures
- Decisions of Forum IV of IFCS
- Recommendations of the Forum IV
Spanish version is available from the IFCS Secretariat
La versión en español se encuentra disponible en el Secretariado del IFCS
Children's Health and Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Protecting our Most Precious Resource
Sponsored by: Government of Uruguay, PAHO, WHO, IFCS
4 May 2005 - Punta del Este, Uruguay
Stockholm Convention COP1
Photo Gallery: Pictures of the children's chorus
Video: COP Protegiendo a los niños,
nuestro bien más preciado.
POPs Protecting Children, our most precious resource
(Spanish version with English subtitles)
4th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment.
Vienna, Austria, 10-12 June 2007