Swedes assess children's environmental health

Swedish children are healthy, but some environmental factors still pose risks, according to the latest annual report from Sweden's Environmental objectives council. The council was set up to monitor implementation of 15 national environmental quality objectives, adopted in 1999. This is the first time it has focused on children's health. The report identifies air and noise pollution as key threats. It recommends Sweden should focus on greening transport, chemicals, forestry and agriculture, and push for the EU chemicals legislation Reach to be "rigorous and effective". See press release and report.

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