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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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Sean Palfrey, MD

Sean Palfrey, MD, is a pediatrician who practices and teaches at Boston Medical Center where he is a Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health. He has worked in Massachusetts since the mid 1970s and has played a variety of roles in the state. He has run lead poisoning prevention programs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission, and has been an outspoken advocate for better research on and regulation of potential toxic materials in the environment. He was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has worked with the Massachusetts, and national, legislatures to build better public health programs for children.


Time to Heed the Evidence, June 16, 2011