The article describes present and potential costs of environmental exposures and discusses policy options to protect future generations of children in a sustainable development context. It notes that by 2020 the developing world will account for 33 percent of global chemical demand and 31 percent of production.
The authors recommend that industrializing nations adopt a series of principles and policies to prevent disease among their populations while at the same time minimizing the risk to their own economic development.
Authors: L. Trasande, R. Massey, J. Di Gangi, K. Geiser, A. I. Olanipekun, L. Gallagher
Published in the Journal, Health Affairs 2011 30: 2400-2409.