Now the 2nd edition updates and expands the scope of the text with 10 new chapters. As each day seems to bring news of a new environmental threat to children's health, it is no wonder that environmental hazards are among the top concerns parents have for their children. When introduced in 1999, this first-of-its-kind handbook provided physicians with an invaluable tool for identifying, treating, and preventing pediatric environmental health hazards. The 2nd edition covers emerging environmental threats, as well as updated content for a wide range of health hazards, and much more. Ten new chapters address a wide range of hazards and health issues:
Arsenic, Gasoline and Its Additives, Irradiation of Food, Nickel, Manganese, and Chromium, Preconceptional and Prenatal Exposures,
Chemical-Biological Terrorism, Nontherapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture, Environmental Threats to Children's Health in Developing Countries, Environmental Health Advocacy, Risk Assessment and Risk Management.