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The role of the home environment in pediatric respiratory disease: a case presentation and discussion

In this joint podcast between the Pediatrics Assembly and the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly, Dr. Christy Sadreameli, a pediatric pulmonologist, speaks to Dr. Anne Hicks, a pediatric pulmonologist working in an environmental health clinic, about a recent case. Dr. Howard Kipen, an expert in environmental health, weighs in on the potential role of indoor exposures, including formaldehyde, mold, and exposure to particulate matter in cases like these. Resources for clinicians who want to learn more about environmental health or refer patients to environmental health specialty units for evaluation are provided.

Links:

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units:
https://www.pehsu.net/

World Health Organization- Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
http://www.who.int/phe/en/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health:
https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/

CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR):
https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAI) statement on the medical effects of mold exposure:
https://www.aaaai.org/Aaaai/media/MediaLibrary/PDF%20Documents/Practice%20and%20Parameters/Mold-2006.pdf

 

 

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Last Reviewed: January 2018