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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;48(5):1085-98, vii.

The clinical presentation of environmental health problems and the role of the pediatric provider. What do I do when I see children who might have an environmentally related illness?

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  • 1Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.


The practice of environmental health is concerned with the protection of the community. There are a number of tools used for assessment of environmental hazards, but environmental health is most reliant on the use of risk assessment. Risk assessment is a set of tools used to assess hazards on a community level, based on human studies, ecological studies, or toxicity testing of animals.

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