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Pesticide Exposure & Your Child

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Catherine Karr, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Catherine Karr, MD
2012 headshot catherine carr resizedCatherine Karr is an academic pediatrician, environmental health researcher, and director of the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Her special research interests include the effects of outdoor air pollution & indoor air pollution as well as agricultural factors on child respiratory health and global childrenʼs environmental health. She is involved in primary care pediatrics at the UW Pediatric Care Center.


Children encounter pesticides every day and are uniquely vulnerable to their toxicity.

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outlines the harmful effects of pesticides on children and makes recommendations on how to reduce exposure.

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