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Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Maternal and Child Health

Industrial chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, lead from water supply pipes, water disinfection by-products, and pathogens from human and animal waste can all end up in drinking water, with adverse health outcomes ranging from acute diarrheal disease to long-term effects including neurological, developmental, and reproductive effects and even cancer. The interaction of unique physiologic, pharmacokinetic, and exposure factors for pregnant women, fetuses, infants, and children make these populations especially susceptible to certain waterborne contaminants. 

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    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.