Human activities have created dramatic changes in our environment. Our children grow up in a world where the air is polluted, the ozone layer is damaged and the climate is changing. Every day, from the beginning of their lives, children in Canada are exposed to potentially hazardous substances where they live, learn and play. While the exposure to individual contaminants may be small, the total exposure to many potentially harmful pollutants over a child’s lifetime is of concern.
The best way to protect children is to reduce or eliminate as many known or suspected contaminants as possible from our air, water, soil, food and products. This brochure and other resources available through the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment — www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca can tell you how you can help.