Section 6

Section 6: Environmental Risks/Conditions

The following section examines environmental risks and conditions impacting Canadian children aged 0-5 and their families. Information on exposures to environmental toxins such as lead, mercury, phthalates, tobacco smoke and UV radiation are provided. Air and water issues are presented including the presence of mould, indoor and outdoor air pollution, water quality and asthma incidence. The impact of climate change, related greenhouse gas emissions and their impacts on future generations is also presented.

Section 6.1

Section 6.1: Health and Environment - An Overview