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Your Environment. Your Health.

International Network on Children's Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES)

NGO in Official Relations with WHO, Participating in the WHO Collaborating Centre Network for Children’s Environmental Health

INCHES is a global network of people and organizations interested in promoting the protection of children from environmental and safety hazards. INCHES represents many interests and will speak from the experience and expertise of members of the network, of science and of the best practices in policies and programmes. Promoting children's health requires protecting them from harmful environmental exposures. These exposures include: harmful physical, chemical and biological microorganisms and pollutants in water, air, soil and food.

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Centre Contacts
Peter van den Hazel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chair of the Board

Stephan Böse-O’Reilly, Secretary, Germany
Wojtek Hanke, Poland
Yona Amitai, Israel
Ben Gittermann, USA
Lilian Corra, Argentina
Hemsing Hurrynag, Mauritius
Zalina Hashim, Maylasia
Ondine von Ehrenstein, USA
Website Link
Collaborators Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
Chemicals/Exposures Studied Water contamination, air pollution, heavy metals, e-waste, specific chemicals, etc.
Health or Social Effects Studied Non-communicable diseases, cancer, air pollution related diseases, skin diseases, infectious diseases, cognitive problems, etc.
Population(s) Studied Children


Conference Abstracts from recent INCHES Conferences are available at:

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