on Environmental Health
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The Council on Environmental Health (COEH) advises
the Board of Directors on issues pertaining to environmental health
and toxic exposure. Council-authored policy statements address issues such
as radiation disasters, air pollution, lead screening, and secondhand smoke. The council supports legislative initiatives
designed to protect the health of the fetus, infant, and child from
debilitating or hazardous environmental agents. The council also leads educational initiatives related to children's environmental health, including development of the Academy's landmark Pediatric Environmental
Health manual, currently in its third edition.
Council on Environmental Health Membership
The Council on Environmental Health is the
home for AAP members interested in and concerned about pediatric
environmental health. Membership is currently open to all AAP Fellows and Residents located in the US and Canada. The council is led by a nine-member executive committee, elected by and from within the general council membership.
If you are interested in supporting and becoming involved in the Academy's education, networking, and advocacy efforts related to children's environmental health, please consider joining the council. The council's annual dues are $30; the application form can be accessed here.
Questions? Please contact Paul Spire at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
AAP Policy Documents Authored by the COEH
Health, Third Edition
by American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental
Edited by Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD and Sophie J. Balk, MD
comprehensive AAP guide to the identification, prevention, and treatment
of pediatric environmental health problems puts answers to parents'
questions at your fingertips. Environmental hazards are among parents
top health concerns for their children. Yet little time is spent training
physicians and other caregivers to recognize, prevent, and treat ailments
resulting from exposure to harmful substances and environments. Chapters
address air pollution, mercury, waste sites, environmental tobacco
smoke, DEET use and other pesticides, and dozens of additional topics.
Please click here for a complete list of
chapters, plus the "Preface" and "Introduction" sections.
Available in hard-copy and electronically via the AAP's e-book platform. To purchase copies, please visit the AAP
Online Bookstore or call 866-843-2271.
Environmental Health-Related Articles in "AAP News"
As a peer-to-peer benefit, COEH members periodically review and summarize recent articles in the literature relevant to children's environmental health. These summaries are shared via the COEH member ListServ; selected summaries are archived below. Please note that these reviews were developed by individual volunteer authors, and do not represent AAP Policy or COEH consensus.
Council on Environmental Health Newsletters
Patient Education Brochures
The following Environmental Health-related
AAP Patient Education Brochures are available for purchase in bulk
quantities by contacting the AAP Bookstore online
or by phone at 888-227-1770:
Partnership to Establish an
Environmental Health Safety Net for Children
This COEH-developed supplement to Pediatrics
was published in July 2003. Articles include:
- Environmental Risk Communication for
- Interpreting Epidemiologic Research:
Lessons From Studies of Childhood Cancer
- How Environmental Exposures Influence
the Development and Exacerbation of Asthma
- Herbal Remedies and Children: Do They
Work? Are They Harmful?
- Evidence of Effects of Environmental
Chemicals on the Endocrine System in Children
- Antibiotic Resistance: What Is the Impact
of Agricultural Uses of Antibiotics on Children's Health?
- International Environmental Health for
the Pediatrician: Case Study of Lead Poisoning
Articles are available online here.
All articles are available free-of-charge to Pediatrics subscribers.
Non-subscribers may download individual articles for a small fee.
Follow the provided link for prices and details.
of AAP policy documents and parent pages
AAP site on Children and Disasters
Agency for Toxic Substances and
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Environmental
National Institute of Environmental
Environmental Protection Agency
US EPA's Environmental Club
US Food and Drug Administration
2011/2012 Council on Environmental
Health Executive Committee Roster
- Chairperson -
Jerome A. Paulson, MD
- Executive Committee Members -
Alice Cantwell Brock-Utne, MD
Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH
Carla C. Campbell, MD, MS
Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH
Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE
Megan T. Sandel, MD
Leo Trasande, MD, MPP
Robert O Wright, MD, MPH
- Liaisons -
Peter C. Grevatt, PhD
-- US Environmental Protection Agency
Mary Ellen Mortensen, MD, MS
-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-- National Center for Environmental Health
Walter J. Rogan, MD
-- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Sharon Savage , MD
-- National Cancer Institute
- Manager -
Division of Technical and Medical Services
American Academy of Pediatrics