The extensive media coverage given to the problem of missing children has caused significant anxiety for some children and their parents. The photographs on milk cartons and grocery sacks, fingerprinting activities, and other various entrepreneurial ventures that use children for fund-raising; and the marketing of new products, such as electronic monitoring devices, DNA storage banks, and microchips for teeth, have created the illusion that child abduction is a major epidemic.1
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Policy Statement| January 01 1992
The Pediatrician's Role in the Prevention of Missing Children
AAP News (1992) 8 (1): 19–23.
The Pediatrician's Role in the Prevention of Missing Children. AAP News January 1992; 8 (1): 19–23. 10.1542/8.1.19
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