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The role of the environment in pediatric practice in Minnesota: attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18990916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pediatricians can help limit children's exposures to environmental hazards, but few studies have assessed their comfort with discussing and dealing with environmental health issues. We surveyed the membership of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to assess pediatricians' attitudes and beliefs about the effect the environment can have on children's health, and to assess their practices in regard to screening for, diagnosing, and treating illnesses related to environmental exposures. Results showed that Minnesota pediatricians agree that children are suffering from preventable illnesses of environmental origin but feel ill-equipped to educate parents about many common exposures and their consequences. Responses also indicated significant demand for education on the subject and for a referral center that can evaluate patients who may be suffering from environmental exposures.
Leonardo Trasande; Christine Ziebold; Jeffrey S Schiff; David Wallinga; Patricia McGovern; Charles N Oberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minnesota medicine     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0026-556X     ISO Abbreviation:  Minn Med     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000173     Medline TA:  Minn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of community and preventive medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Data Collection
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*,  prevention & control
Lead Poisoning / diagnosis
Mass Screening*
Mercury Poisoning / diagnosis
Pesticides / toxicity
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