There is increasing awareness about the contribution of environmental exposures to today’s health conditions and diseases. Because children and adolescents are often more susceptible to environmental exposures compared to adults, pediatricians and other child health clinicians need information about high-priority environmental exposures and how to incorporate questions and anticipatory guidance into clinical practice.

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With the click of a remote or tap on a smartphone, families often encounter media headlines that highlight the latest toxic threats to children’s health. Parents may then turn to their pediatricians for guidance. In this age of information overload, how do busy clinicians determine what warrants further attention? At the most fundamental level, clinicians need to know the top environmental threats to children and adolescents, how to counsel families on potential health risks, and how to connect families to resources that can assist in preventing or reducing...

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