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3.0 Topic #1: Prevalence of Soil-Pica Behavior

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When addressing the topic of prevalence of soil-pica behavior, two panelists briefly presented their research and all of the panelists answered the five charge questions pertaining to this topic. This section reviews both the presentations and the panelists' responses; key findings from this discussion are found in the Executive Summary.

Note: In this and other sections, the panelists' initials used to attribute comments are as follows: DC (Dr. Dave Campagna), SD (Dr. Scott Davis), NF (Dr. Natalie Freeman), BL (Dr. Bruce Lanphear), DM (Dr. David Mellard), JM (Dr. Jacqueline Moya), RO (Dr. Ralph O'Connor), PS (Dr. Peter Schantz), DV (Dr. Don Vermeer), and RW (Dr. Robert Wright).

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