The INMA (INfancia y Medio Ambiente) Project. Are the effects of the environment on health still relevant today? Webinar, 8 April 2021
April 8, 2021
Since John Snow’s early contribution to the Epidemiology and Public Health (18th Century) or from the point of view of the determinants of Health described by Lalonde Report (1974), there is strong evidence of the role of environmental exposures in health. WHO points out that around a 25 % of global deaths are linked to environmental factors, being this figure higher for children. Levels of traditional pollutants in air and drinking water have declined in the last decades. Therefore, could we say that environmental exposures are so relevant today?.
The INMA (from Spanish INfancia y Medio Ambiente) project aims to analyze whether the levels of pollutants currently present produce effects on the health of children and adolescents. The approach has included new chemicals used by the industry, physical agents, green/blue spaces, urban structure, and psychosocial variables. The vulnerability and the lack information of this population group and the potential health implications throughout life are additional elements that make this research area extremely attractive.