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Project Reports
Building green living environment for children(Ⅰ): risk reduction and green consumption
1. Background
o Children and management of environmental hazards
ㅇ A risk reduction plan customized for children in the living environment is necessary.
- Children are cumulatively exposed to environmental hazards through various pathways, but risk is managed for each pathway separately.
- There is an urgent need for an integrated, receptor-oriented risk management plan that encompasses all exposure pathways.
ㅇ Call for enhanced protection of children’s environmental health by international society
- International institutes such as the WHO and OECD are developing methodologies for children’s risk management and carrying out risk reduction projects.
- EU and the US have also developed policies to enhance management of hazardous chemicals in children’s living environment.

o A new paradigm of risk management - green consumption
ㅇ Paradigm shift in the management of environmental hazards for children
- Children's living environment risk management policy has expanded from the prevention of chemical exposure through regulation to strategies for non-toxic environments that include sustainable alternatives to hazardous chemicals.
ㅇ Green consumption
- The concept of green consumption has expanded from the consumption of eco-friendly products to the consumption of products that are less harmful to humans.
- The connection between risk management and green consumption ultimately needs to be expanded to the establishment of a circular economy that considers the reduction of products that contain hazardous chemicals.

2. Research objectives and contents
o Research objectives
ㅇIdent