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ERIC Number: ED140539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Pages: 301
Abstractor: N/A
Children, Pediatricians, and Polluted Air.
Kane, Dorothy Noyes
Explored are children's vulnerability and the pediatrician's role in relation to the problems posed by air pollution. Research is noted to have included a search of biomedical literature over the past 10 years; attendance at medical meetings; conferences with air pollution researchers, environmental protection administrators, and specialists in various branches of pediatrics; and scheduled interviews with a representative sample of active practitioners. Chapters address the following topics (sample subtopics are in parentheses): introduction (children as convenient epidemiologic subjects); outdoor pollutants (major problems of measurement and attempts at quantifying meaningful estimates); contaminated indoor air (principal indoor offenders and preventive measures); the effects of airborne irritants/toxins on children (mental illness and behavior changes); the concern of practicing pediatricians (air pollution in the pediatric literature and interviews with public health officers); and the environment and preventive pediatrics (benefits of updating the prevention concept and environmental and child-oriented groups). Appended are tables on pollution studies, interview materials, a paper on air pollution and childhood lower respiratory disease, and a paper on pollution and the ambient air of small children. (SBH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University; Some pages in the Appendix have very small type and may not reproduce well