Environmental Threats to Children’s Health

by Margie Kelly, Communications Manager, Healthy Child Healthy World – Cancer incidence is decreasing in all but one area: childhood cancer. That’s right, the number of new cases of children’s cancer has been steadily rising over the last 40 years. The incidence of other childhood diseases—such as autism, allergies, asthma, ADHD, learning disabilities, diabetes, and obesity—is increasing. Scientific research suggests that toxic chemicals found in our homes, schools, and communities are playing a role.