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Climate change and child health
  1. Arnab Seal1,
  2. Chakrapani Vasudevan2
  1. 1NHS Leeds Community Healthcare, Leeds, UK
  2. 2University Department of Paediatrics, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Arnab Seal, NHS Leeds Community Healthcare, Wortley Beck Health Centre, Ring Road, Lower Wortley, Leeds LS12 5SG, UK; arnab.seal{at}


Postindustrial human activity has contributed to rising atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases causing global warming and climate change. The adverse effects of climate change affect children disproportionately, especially in the developing world. Urgent action is necessary to mitigate the causes and adapt to the negative effects of climate change. Paediatricians have an important role in managing the effects of climate change on children and promoting sustainable development.

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