TITLE

Environmental Exposure Assessment, Pollution Sources, and Exposure Agents: A Primer for Pediatric Nursing Professionals

AUTHOR(S)
Shendell, Derek G.; Pike-Paris, Ann
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Pediatric Nursing;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Children's environmental health is a growing, interdisciplinary field of diverse professionals and community members working together in policy advocacy, research, health, and environmental interventions and treatment services. Understanding exposure assessment is central to improving children's health across age, gender, indicators of socioeconomic status, and racial/ethnic groups. In general, children are more susceptible and vulnerable to adverse acute and chronic effects due to acute and chronic exposures to environmental toxicants since they eat more food, drink more fluids, and breathe in more air per unit of body weight than adults; their behaviors and rapid developmental changes also contribute to their risks. By enhancing knowledge and awareness of the basic concepts of human exposure assessment and key details of sources of environmental pollution, pediatric nursing professionals can enhance their practices — clinical and patient education skills — and thus improve daily work in their communities through the promotion of exposure reduction or prevention measures.
ACCESSION #
25067554

 

Related Articles

  • Improving environmental and health outreach to children in Puerto Rico: A geographic information systems-aided approach. Ritter, Lauren M.; Perez Agu, Damiris // International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health;Oct-Dec2015, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p457 

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS). a tool frequently used to analyze spatial aspects of demographic and health outcome data, may be useful in informing outreach programs like the United States Pediatric Environmental Health and Specialty Units (PEHSU) of areas with high need. The goal of this...

  • Global Climate Change and Children's Health: Threats and Strategies for Prevention. Sheffield, Perry E.; Landrigan, Philip J. // Environmental Health Perspectives;Mar2011, Vol. 119 Issue 3, p291 

    BACKGROUND: Global climate change will have multiple effects on human health. Vulnerable populations- children, the elderly, and the poor-will be disproportionately affected. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed projected impacts of climate change on children's health, the pathways involved in these effects,...

  • Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cognitive Abilities among U.S. Children and Adolescents. Yolton, Kimberly; Dietrich, Kim; Auinger, Peggy; Lanphear, Bruce P.; Hornung, Richard // Environmental Health Perspectives;Jan2005, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p98 

    We used the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), conducted from 1988 to 1994, to investigate the relationship between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and cognitive abilities among U.S. children and adolescents 6–16 years of age. Serum cotinine...

  • Avaliação dos fatores de risco relacionados à exposição ao chumbo em crianças e adolescentes do Rio de Janeiro. da Costa Mattos, Rita de Cássia Oliveira; Ribeiro de Carvalho, Márcia Aparecida; Domingos Mainenti, Helena Ramirez; Xavier Junior, Ely Caetano; Sarcinelli, Paula de Novaes; de Carvalho, Leandro Barreto Vargas; Borges, Renato Marçullo; Quitério, Simone Lorena; Nogueira, Simone Mitri; Costa, Isabele Campos; Malizia Alves, Maria de Fátima // Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva;2009, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p2039 

    The importance of atmospheric lead in environmental global contamination is receiving increasing scientific attention. The main exposure monitoring approach is biological, but the environmental one has a key role, since the environment is the major source of exposure. The study aimed to identify...

  • Trials and Tribulations of Protecting Children from Environmental Hazards. Lanphear, Bruce P.; Paulson, Jerome; Beirne, Sandra // Environmental Health Perspectives;Oct2006, Vol. 114 Issue 10, p1609 

    Society is increasingly aware of the profound impact that the environment has on children's health. Not surprisingly, there is increasing public scrutiny about children's exposures to environmental hazards, especially for disadvantaged children. These trends underscore the ethical imperative to...

  • Elevated blood lead levels and sources of exposure in the population of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tuakuila, Joel; Lison, Dominique; Mbuyi, Francois; Haufroid, Vincent; Hoet, Perrine // Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p81 

    The objective of this study was to determine blood lead levels (BLLs) and the possible sources of exposure in the population of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A cross-sectional survey was carried out from January to May 2008 in a representative sample of the Kinshasan...

  • Climate Change and Children's Health: Protecting and Preparing Our Youngest. Tillett, Tanya // Environmental Health Perspectives;Mar2011, Vol. 119 Issue 3, pA132 

    The article focuses on a study by Sheffield and Landrigan regarding the effects of climate change on children's health. The authors analyzed the expected health outcome results from increased temperatures, frequency of weather and the rise in sea-level. They also suggest that prevention...

  • Multiple Risk Factors for Lead Poisoning in Hispanic Sub-Populations: A Review. Brown, Ray; Longoria, Thomas // Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health;Oct2010, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p715 

    a result of recent media attention to lead (Pb) in consumer products, Pb exposure and toxicity to children has been placed back on the national agenda. This review presents the current literature on sources of Pb in Hispanic sub-populations in the broader context of national lead poisoning...

  • Outdoor Air Pollution and Children's Health. Suwanwaiphatthana, Wiparat; Ruangdej, Kannika; Turner-Henson, Anne // Pediatric Nursing;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p25 

    Children spend almost 90% of their time indoors, though outside air can be a significant source of potential and actual exposure to outdoor air pollutants. Children are vulnerable to pollutants and toxins because of their size and developing organ systems. Young children have increased...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics