What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Children's Health
Children are more susceptible to the effects of climate change because of their age and small size. When you compare children to adults, a child will breathe more air and drink more water based on size than an adult will, which puts them at higher risk for the damage that can be caused by water and air pollutants. Their young age and physical immaturity also put them at risk for permanent damage caused by exposure to toxins or other materials in their environment. The dramatic changes in the climate are also making these risks even more dangerous for children around the globe.