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EPA Announces Release of the American Academy of Pediatrics’Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, Second Edition

Release Date: 11/03/2003
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Wanda Loving 202-564-7822 /

(11/03/03) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just published the second edition of the Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, a comprehensive reference manual for pediatric clinicians to help identify, prevent and treat environmental health problems in children. EPA provided AAP $92,000 in grant dollars to support the printing and distribution of the handbook to pediatricians around the country.

Children may be at greater risk from harmful environmental pollutants, yet pediatricians are often not trained to recognize environmental hazards. Environmental health risks are among parents’ top health concerns for their children, and with the advent of this second edition, pediatricians will be able to answer parent questions and address environmental health issues with the most up-to-date information. All original chapters, addressing issues such as carbon monoxide, indoor air pollutants, lead, mercury, drinking water and pesticides, have been updated. New chapters cover topics such as arsenic, irradiation and prenatal exposures. The book can be ordered from the AAP Customer Service Center at: 866-843-2271.