26 September has been declared "World Environmental Health Day" by the International Federation of Environmental Health to be celebrated each year.
Theme for the 2015 World Environmental Health Day: Children are our future , Let’s protect their Environment and Health
Children’s Health & Safety and the Protection of their Environment is a highly important topic to all people in the World. The IFEH wants to highlight this and to focus on how to reduce exposure from the surrounding environment by announcing this theme for World Environmental Health Day 2015.
Children are one of the most vulnerable sections of our society. In comparison with adults they have less resistance to infection, poor diet & nutrition, chemical contaminants, air pollution from traffic as well as air pollution in general, and they are at higher risks in terms of injury from accidents at home and in regard to traffic accidents.