chapter  8
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Environmental Health

Why is environmental health training included in pediatric integrative medicine education? Accruing research on the negative health effects of climate change and environmental exposures points toward a disproportionate burden of harm on the developing fetus, infants, children, and adolescents that cannot be ignored by clinicians caring for children. This poses a significant challenge because few clinicians receive even a minimum of training in environmental health, resulting in multiple missed opportunities for preventive counseling (McClafferty 2016)