About Environmental Health Initiatives

​​​Environmental Health​​​

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Environmental health hazards are among the top health concerns for parents, yet health care providers often feel inadequately prepared to prevent, recognize, manage, and treat environmentally-related conditions. For many pediatricians, the topic of environmental health may have come up during residency; however, many are unaware of the lifelong health conditions caused by mold, water and air pollution, climate change, and the myriad of other topics that constitute the field of pediatric environmental health.

Since 1957 the AAP has been actively involved in addressing pediatric environmental health issues, establishing Sections, Committees and The Council on Environmental Health. 

The combined efforts of federal, organizational and educational institutions established a national network of policy makers, health care providers and researchers all with one goal in mind: reducing environmental health risks and exposures for children.

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