Arch Dis Child 89:244-250 doi:10.1136/adc.2002.022202
  • Community child health, public health, and epidemiology

Environmental toxins; their impact on children’s health

  1. J Grigg
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J Grigg
    Senior Lecturer, Leicester Children’s Asthma Centre, University of Leicester, Leicester LE2 7LX, UK;
  • Accepted 25 April 2003


Contamination of the environment by man-made and natural toxins has a direct impact on the health of children. This review considers how toxic contamination is identified and regulated, and highlights specific hazards.