Acta toxicológica argentina
versión On-line ISSN 1851-3743
COSSIO TORRES, Patricia et al. CHICOS y PIBES, propuestas innovadoras para la atención de la salud ambiental infantil en América Latina. Acta toxicol. argent. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.1, pp. 5-15. ISSN 1851-3743.
In Latin America children today are facing new and old chemical, physical, biological and social threats. They are exposed to chemical pollutants, to solar and electromagnetic radiations, to biological contaminants and now to new threats such as: nanotechnological products, an increase in the ambient temperature due to the climate crisis, and to transgenic organisms. Furthermore, violence either within the family or in the society is also a risk factor for which children are a vulnerable population. In order to design multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Intervention Programs (PIBE) our group is proposing a new academic structure: CHICOS. This structure includes activities in different areas: the Community, the Hospital, Research, Capacity Building, community Orientation (risk communication), and human Safety. The idea is to build groups around this structure in different countries with one goal: to start working in Children's Environmental Health Issues.
Palabras clave : Environmental health; Child health; Vulnerability; Pollution.