Commentary: Protecting our children's health: The ultimate government 'stimulus package'.
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The Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe has established four Regional Priority Goals (RPG) for the protection of the health of children. Hutter et al (JPHP 2009) have developed and tested an accessible method for addressing one aspect of RPG III: indoor and outdoor air pollution. The study provides an accessible method for use by communities to access effects of air pollution in and around the home on the respiratory health of children. This Commentary reviews that study, as well as other evidence in the scientific literature of effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on children's respiratory health. In addition, this Commentary discusses the importance of air quality in schools to children's respiratory health and to school attendance and performance, citing supportive dat and urging action on this front.Journal of Public Health Policy (2009) 30, 158-162. doi:10.1057/jphp.2009.8.
PMID: 19597447 [PubMed - in process]