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ImageRising rates of asthma and obesity, more reports of developmental disabilities and early puberty, concerns about increasing incidence of childhood cancer... parents, scientists, and paediatricians alike worry about how these health conditions relate to the environment our children live in.

Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of environmental hazards. Research has shed light on the relationship of children's health and developmental conditions to toxicants in the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat.

In this article, a group of paediatricians provide an expansive list of questions to ask regarding chemical and certain physical hazards that can affect children's health.

See article at Contemporary Pediatrics

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