Case Report

Monograph 1: Risk Assessment and Communication After Children's Exposure to Environmental Toxicants

Erica L. Liebelt MD
Children’s Hospital; Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Int J Med Toxicol 2002; 5(3): 11


The objective of this monograph is to discuss the processes of risk assessment and risk communication as they apply to children’s exposures to potentially toxic substances in the environment. Special characteristics of the pediatric population that need to be considered in assessing exposure and toxicity are discussed. New approaches to risk assessment in children will be proposed. General principles and specific components about explaining risk will be reviewed. Accurate and practical communication to parents, caretakers, school personnel, and the media about hazardous exposures and potential adverse health effects is necessary in order to protect our children, to prevent unnecessary fear and anxiety, and to further promote healthy environments for our children.

Monograph 1: RISK ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNICATION
AFTER CHILDREN’S EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICANTS

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