Children’s health is disproportionately affected by climate change

This article discusses the impact that climate change is having on young children – they’re more vulnerable than adults.

Rising temperatures, drought, and weather disasters can threaten people’s health. Nobody is exempt. But …

Perera: “The health of children is disproportionately affected by climate change.”

Frederica Perera is director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. She says children are vulnerable because their immune systems are not mature. And, their rapidly growing bodies are more sensitive to damage from disease and environmental contaminants.

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