Editorial: The Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Factors on Exercising Children and Youth

Shawnda A. Morrison, Julien D. Periard, Patrick De Boever, Hein A. M. Daanen

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    Abstract

    Editorial on the Research Topic
    The Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Factors on Exercising Children and Youth

    The effects of climate change will exert both indirect (e.g., ecosystem disruption, air pollution, and changing disease-vector patterns) and direct (e.g., droughts, floods, wildfires, temperature increases) impacts on human health (Figure 1), especially in vulnerable populations like children (Helldén et al., 2021). How these factors affect physical activity (PA) in children is less frequently investigated. Indeed, child health is not prioritized in policy-making to the level required to reduce harm (Pegram and Colon, 2019). A recent scoping review concluded that children will experience high morbidity and mortality burden in the coming years because of climate change (Helldén et al., 2021).
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number690171
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    JournalFrontiers in Sports and Active Living
    Volume3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021

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