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Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP
Chemicals In The Environment And Their Affect On Children's Health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for an overhaul of the nation’s chemical management policy because the current system fails to protect children and pregnant women, who are most vulnerable to hazardous chemical exposures. Dr Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP, Medical Director for National & Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center, comes on the show to discuss the call for an overhaul of the nation’s chemical management policy. He will discuss the testing of hazardous chemicals and what we know about specific chemicals that affect children.
Jerome A. Paulson, MD is associate professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Prevention & Community Health and Research Associate Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health at the GW School of Public Health & Health Services. He is the Medical Director for National & Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Paulson is the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and of the Environmental Health Track at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Paulson serves on the executive committee of the Council on Environmental Health American Academy of Pediatrics and will become its chairperson in July 2011. He also serves on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the US Environmental Protection Agency. In October 2004 he was a Dozor Visiting Professor at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He lectured there and throughout Israel on children’s environmental health. He was a recipient of a Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians from the Open Society Institute and worked with the Children’s Environmental Health Network, and has also served as a special assistant to the director of the National Center on Environmental Health of the CDC working on children’s environmental health issues. He has developed several new courses for the GW School of Public Health about Children’s Health and the Environment. He is the editor of the October, 2001 and the February and April 2007 editions of Pediatric Clinics of North America on children’s environmental health. He has served on numerous boards and committees related to children’s environmental health.
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