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Dr. Heather Brumberg Co-Lead Authors American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Effects of Ambient Air Pollution on Children’s Health

Air pollution has been shown to worsen a multitude of chronic diseases

Heather L. Brumberg, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, professor of pediatrics and of clinical public health, has co-lead authored a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health on the effects of ambient air pollution on children’s health and recommendations for lessening its impact. The policy statement, which was published in the June 2021 issue of Pediatrics, draws on considerably expanded research since AAP’s last statement in 2004.


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