Arsenic in a Child's World

Ann Pike-Paris, MS, RN

Disclosures

Pediatr Nurs. 2004;30(3) 

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Practice Points

Continue educating yourself on how to incorporate environmental history taking when interacting with parents or children. Environmental histories can be easily included and need not extend an interview. Consider questions about occupations (parental and child if old enough to work) and hobbies such as those that could result in exposure to CCA treated wood (boating, outdoor playgrounds). Does the family live near a known hazardous waste site or factories with hazardous emissions? What is the source of their drinking water?

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