What Makes Our Children Sick?

ORF-E | 2014
1 x 90 mins / 1 x 52 mins
Worldwide except for Germany and France

It is a dangerous paradox. Never has there been so much prosperity and at the same time so many chronically sick children as today. A study from the United States shows that at present 43 per cent of children under the age of 18 suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses. If we include morbid obesity and developmental disorders, the figure rises to 54.1 per cent. This means that completely healthy children are for the first time in a minority in an industrial country. This trend is spreading to Europe too. Is ill health really becoming more common, or are there other explanations? The documentary portrays children with typically modern conditions and looks for possible causes.

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