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The American College of Medical Toxicology received a cooperative agreement award from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) titled "Program to Build Capacity to Conduct Environmental Medicine and health Education Activities" in 2004.  As part of that agreement, in collaboration with the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics and Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) Program, ACMT prepared 2 educational monographs to address common yet challenging questions regarding pediatric environmental toxicology.  A team of ACMT members who are pediatric medical toxicologists and PEHSU members, developed these short monographs, in question and answer format, which are designed to help the staff of PEHSU clinics to respond to the many telephone inquiries they receive on these topics. A survey was taken among PEHSU constituents as to what topics they wanted and Phthalates in Food and Medical Devices and Pesticides on Foods were chosen. Drs. Robert Geller and Robert Wright were the primary ACMT authors.  The primary peer reviewers were PEHSU members and included  Nancy Beaudeat M.S. CIH, Jay Mayefsky M.D. MPH,  Larry Lowry Ph.D., and Nathan Graber M.D.  These monographs are exemplary of a true collaborative educational initiative between two professional organizations promoting children's health in the environment.