Online Program

Climate Change Impacts on Children's Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, Pediatrics, Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

This presentation will discuss the effects of climate change on child health, including increases in aeroallergens, changed patterns of infectious diseases, and effects of rising carbon concentration on the nutrient content of some of the world's most important crops critical for child and maternal nutrition. The presentation will also address the importance of health professionals leading to build understanding and awareness of the public health implications for children of climate change that cut across all major sectors, including worsened air quality, changes in spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather evens like floods and coastal storms.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe how the public health impacts of climate change pose risks children's health.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Board Certified member of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Attending Physician at Inova Alexandria and Fairfax Hospitals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.