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The unintended child health consequences of the green revolution in India

Menon, Nidhiya (2013) The unintended child health consequences of the green revolution in India. International Growth Centre Blog (09 Sep 2013). Website.

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While the Green Revolution in India greatly enhanced agricultural production, the enhanced use of fertilisers led to the contamination of surface and ground water. This column analyses the impact of fertiliser agrichemicals in water on infant and child health. It is found that exposure of mothers to these contaminants in the month after conception increases the chances of infant death within a month of birth, and also has long-lasting negative effects on child health.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 23:15

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