Arsenic in a Child's World

Ann Pike-Paris, MS, RN


Pediatr Nurs. 2004;30(3) 

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What is Next?

Continue to expand your own knowledge about environmental risks to children's health from current research and the news (see Table 1 ). Once you become familiar with the impact of a toxin such as arsenic and its long-term health effects, such as increased risks for cancers of the bladder, lung, and skin (AAP, 2003), the importance of inquiry into children's exposures becomes much more relevant.


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