We celebrate World Environmental Day with a reflection about the impact of the environment in children’s health by Ramon Folch, Doctor in Biology, socioecologist, ERF’s General Manager and member of Fundació Roger Torné’s Advisory Council.
The dead don’t get ill. To catch diseases, you have to be alive. Many sick people in our public-interest-driven society are the pardoned dead. This is valid for adults –especially the elderly- but also for children. Infant morbidity rates are growing in parallel to the decrease in mortality rates. A sick child is a child who is alive and capable of recovering. It is healthy to look at it in this way.
We will start by admitting that, in advanced countries, life expectancy at birth is much higher than in the past. I would not have even reached adolescence if a timely application of antibiotics had not extricated me in extremis from a mesenteric infection following perforated appendicitis. Owing to that, I have subsequently suffered abundant minor illnesses. At present, the majority of sick people recover and later choose to get sick. (more…)
Source: Time Health & Family.
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