TT019 – Water and Children’s Health

Water is often only part of the healthcare conversation about children when there is a problem.

Dr. Alan Woolf, as part of a larger network of pediatricians specializing in environmental health, hopes to change that. In this episode we discuss the simple and not-so-simple reasons that providers don’t counsel patients on drinking water as well as potential next steps towards a consistent and proactive approach.

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About the Guest

Dr. Alan Woolf is the Associate Chief Medical Education Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at BCH and directs its Pediatric Environmental Health Fellowship Training Program. He is also Director of the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health. Dr. Woolf is a past-president of both the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers. He has contributed over 300 publications on childhood poisonings and toxicology topics and is the Medical Editor of two books: The Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health and Development (2001: Perseus Publishers) and “The History of Modern Clinical Toxicology” (2022: Academic Press).