Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Author Name: 
Robert Preidt
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, safety measures must be a priority for children returning to Houston and other communities affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

"Children are more susceptible to toxic exposures that can impact their development, both before birth and during early childhood," Dr. Jennifer Lowry, chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, said--and the toxins left behind by the flood waters pose a particular concern. In Houston, toxins released from chemical plants and other industrial sites also pose a threat to children.

To learn more on how children are affected, click here.