Understanding Pediatric Outcomes from Pesticides and Nitrates
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- Recognize the clinical presentation of acute pesticide and nitrate poisoning.
- Describe the steps involved in diagnosing and managing acute pesticide/nitrate poisoning.
- Identify common sources of exposure to nitrates and pesticides for pediatric populations.
- List pediatric morbidities associated with early life pesticide exposures based on epidemiological data.
- Identify local and national resources to utilize if presented with a suspected exposure or exposure related illness.
- Report an increased confidence in their ability to discuss the health effects of early life nitrate/pesticide exposures with families and offer them guidance on prevention.
- Demonstrate an increased likelihood of screening symptomatic children for pesticide/nitrate exposure or conducting an environmental exposure history in pregnant women and children to identify current and potential exposures.
Catherine Karr, MD, PhD, MS
University of Washington, Seattle
PEHSU Region 10
Dr. Catherine Karr is a board-certified pediatrician with specialty training in environmental medicine. She received her M.D., M.S. in Toxicology/Environmental Health, and Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She practices primary care general pediatrics and specialty environmental medicine consultation at UW Physicians Pediatric Care Center – Roosevelt in Seattle. She is also Co-Director of Northwest PEHSU (Region 10).
This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications