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Taking a Pediatric Exposure History
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Course: WB 1905
CE Original Date: June 3, 2011
CE Renewal Date: June 3, 2013
CE Expiration Date: June 3, 2015
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Pediatric Environmental Medicine Resources

Please refer to the following Web resources for more information on taking a pediatric exposure history and addressing environmental exposures of children.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (
    • For chemical, emergency situations

      CDC Emergency Response: 770-488-7100 and request the ATSDR Duty Officer

    • For chemical, non- emergency situations

    ATSDR cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions, or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your health care provider.

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)
    • Each PEHSU is based at an academic medical center and is a collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the occupational and environmental clinic at each site.
    • The PEHSU's have been developed to provide education and consultation for health professionals, public health professionals, and others about the topic of children's environmental health.
    • The PEHSU staff members are available for consultation about potential pediatric environmental health concerns affecting both the child and the family. Health care professionals may contact their regional PEHSU for clinical advice.
  • Poison Control Center
    • The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) may be contacted for questions about poisons and poisonings. The Web site provides information about poison centers and poison prevention. AAPCC does not provide information about treatment or diagnosis of poisoning or research information for student papers.
    • American Association of Poison Control Centers (1-800-222-1222 or

General Environmental Medicine Resources

Please refer to the following Web resources for general information on environmental medicine:

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (
    • o CDC works to protect public health and the safety of people, by providing information to enhance health decisions, and promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.
    • o CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention, and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
  • National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) (
    • NCEH works to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment.
    • It is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards—children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) (
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (
    • NIOSH is in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of CDC, it is an agency established to help assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by providing research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) (
    • ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.
    • Its members encompass specialists in a variety of medical practices united by the college to develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine, both within and outside the workplace.
  • American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT) ( is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology.
  • American College of Preventive Medicine (
    • The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion.
    • ACPM's 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research.
  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (
    • The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information-sharing and collaborative research.
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