per cent of diseases in the world are caused due to environmental factors.
Unfortunately, the burden of these diseases is much higher in children. The
exposure to various chemicals, directly or indirectly, causes worst effects on
human physiology, disrupting its normal functioning and causing diseases as
serious as cancers. City-based National Environmental Engineering Research
Institute (Neeri) will be one of the major participants in an international
symposium on 'Impact of chemical exposures on health and environment' to be
held in December at Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH),
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi, Neeri director Satish Wate told.