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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.

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Philip J. Landrigan, MD MSc

Philip J. Landrigan MD MSc is a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and internationally recognized leader in public health and preventive medicine. Dr. Landrigan is known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health, most notably lead and pesticides. His pioneering research on lead toxicity at low levels helped to persuade the US government to mandate removal of lead from gasoline and paint, actions that have produced a 90% decline in incidence of childhood lead poisoning over the past 25 years. He has been a leader in developing the National Children's Study, the largest study of children's health and the environment ever launched in the United States. He has been centrally involved in the medical and epidemiologic studies that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He has consulted to the World Health Organization, and has published more than 500 scientific papers and five books.

Dr. Landrigan is Dean for Global Health and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Landrigan is also the Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center.

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A Grave Lapse of Stewardship: Why Pediatricians Need TSCA Reform, January 5, 2012
Educating about the hazards of chemicals to children, May 17, 2012