A WIDE ARRAY OF CHRONIC ILLNESSES ARE ON THE RISE. MANY ARE CAUSED AND WORSENED BY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT WE ARE EXPOSED TO EVERY DAY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE ILLNESSES THAT ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY LINKED.
6.8 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have Asthma
Food allergies increased 18% between 1997 and 2007
1 in 6 children have a developmental disorder. Autism affects 1 in 68 and rates are increasing every year
DIABETES TYPE 2
Diabetes is a major emerging health problem
17% or 12.7 million children or young adults (2-19 years old) are affected