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πŸŒπŸ’§πŸšΈ Impacts of Contaminated Water on Children (ICWC) Project πŸŒπŸ’§πŸšΈ #ICWCProjectUCL

Water pollution is responsible for an estimated 1.8 million deaths per year. There is evidence that chemical substances, even in very low quantities, may cause chronic toxicity, endocrine disruption and the development of bacterial pathogen resistance. There are currently millions of children aged 0-5 in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) exposed to chemicals affecting their physical health, development and wellbeing in the long-term. The aim of this project was to map the existing evidence on the effects of water chemicals on children in LMICs in line with UN SDGs 3 (health issues), 6 (water and sanitation), 10 (inequalities), 11 (human settlements) and 17 (partnerships) through a scoping review and a co-design stakeholder workshop.