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October 2010 � #9
A Note from the Medical Editor
Children breathe more air, consume more food, and drink more water pound for pound than adults. This puts them at greater risk for health problems if their world is polluted. Dangers can lurk in dust, dirt, even in your drinking water. When making sure your home is safe, be sure to check around your house as well.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
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