New Resources - Supplemental Learning: Environmental Health and Toxicants


Environmental Health and Toxicants 

Section Contributor: Luis Maldonado, MD, MPH 


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, Third Edition, AAP Council on Environmental Health. Edited by Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD and Sophie J. Balk, MD. AAP Publications 2011.  

Comprehensive resource for pediatric environmental health issues (MK1, SBP 2) 


  1. Pediatric Clinics of North America 

  1. Paula Willborne-Davis, Katherine H. Kirkland, Karen B. Mulloy. A Model for Physician Education and Consultation in Pediatric Environmental Health- The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) Program. Pediatric Clinics of North America 2007; 54(1):1-13. 

  1. Tee L. Guidotti and Benjamin A. Gitterman. Global Pediatric Environmental Health. Pediatric Clinics of North America 2007; 54(2):335-350. 

  1. Kathryn Veal, Jennifer A. Lowry, John M. Belmont. The Epidemiology of Pediatric Environmental Exposures. Pediatric Clinics of North America 2007; 54(1):15-31. 

Recent articles on pediatric environmental health (MK1, SBP 2) 

Online Resources 

  1. AAP Council members on Environmental Health (COEH), website and policy statements. Journal: Pediatrics, various 

  1. Website URL: 

  1. -Ambient air pollution:  


  1. -Chemical-Biological terrorism:;118/3/1267 

  1. -Radiation disasters:  


  1. -Water from private wells:  


  1. -Climate change:  


  1. -Methemoglobinemia 


  1. -Lead exposure:  


  1. -Tobacco and second-hand exposure:;124/5/1474 

  1. -Ultraviolet radiation:  



  1. Lists all the AAP policy documents authored by the COEH (MK1, SBP 2) 


  1. Centers for Disease Control, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 


  1. Provides information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances (MK1, SBP 2) 



  1. Childrens Environmental Health Network. 


  1. National Organization website with a variety of resources related to pediatric environmental health ( MK1, SBP 2) 


  1. Childrens Environmental Health Institute. 


  1. Lists their current projects and a list of resources for both parents and physicians(MK1, SBP 2)  


  1. Environmental Protection Agency