Children and the unborn child, Exposure and susceptibility to chemical substances – an evaluation: Report to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Elsa Nielsen, I. Thorup, Anette Schnipper, Ulla Hass, Otto A. Meyer, Ole Ladefoged, John Christian Larsen, G. Østergaard, T. L. Sørensen, P. B. Larsen

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Abstract

Children are at risk of exposure to a lot of high-production-volume synthetic chemical substances which have been introduced into the market within the past 50 years; these chemical substances are used widely in consumer products and are dispersed in the environment. Children as well as the unborn child have in some cases appeared to be uniquely vulnerable
to chemical toxicants because of their biological growth and
development. Furthermore, children may be more heavily exposed than adults to certain chemicals and pollutants in the environment. This report summarises and discusses the current knowledge about the biological susceptibility and exposure of chemical substances to children during the embryonic, foetal, and postnatal periods.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMiljøstyrelsen
Number of pages117
Publication statusPublished - 2001
SeriesEnvironmental Project
Numberno. 589

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