Pediatric Clinics: Adverse Environmental Exposure and Respiratory Health in Children

Elsevier, Peter D. Sly, Adverse Environmental Exposure and Respiratory Health in Children, Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 68, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 277-291
Authors: 
Peter D Sly

The burden imposed by pollution falls more on those living in low-income and middle-income countries, affecting children more than adults. Most air pollution results from incomplete combustion and contains a mixture of particulate matter and gases. Air pollution exposure has negative impacts on respiratory health. This article concentrates on air pollution in 2 settings, the child's home and the ambient environment. There is an inextricable 2-way link between air pollution and climate change, and the effects of climate change on childhood respiratory health also are discussed.