Canadian Paediatric Society Joins Partnership Addressing Environmental Effects on Child Health

    OTTAWA, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Partnership for Children's
Health and Environment (CPCHE) welcomes the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
as its newest partner. CPS joins eleven other medical, public health, child
care and environmental groups working to advance children's environmental
health protection in Canada.
    "As paediatricians, we are seeing changes in the types of health and
developmental challenges facing children in Canada today." says Dr. Robin
Walker, President of the Society's new Paediatric Environmental Health
Section. "We have concerns about how ongoing exposure to the numerous toxic
chemicals and pollutants in our modern world may be affecting child health,
and look forward to working with the CPCHE partners to address these issues."
    "We are delighted to welcome CPS aboard." says Erica Phipps, CPCHE
Partnership Director. "As highly trusted members of the community,
paediatricians can play a key role in getting information to parents on how to
protect children from the risks posed by toxic chemicals and pollution. They
are also a powerful voice for policy change."

    For more information:

    CPCHE Partners:

    Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
    Canadian Child Care Federation
    Canadian Environmental Law Association
    Canadian Paediatric Society
    Environmental Health Institute of Canada
    Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
    Ontario College of Family Physicians
    Ontario Public Health Association
    Pollution Probe
    Environmental Health Clinic, Women's College Hospital
    South Riverdale Community Health Centre
    Toronto Public Health

For further information:

For further information: Erica Phipps, Partnership Director, CPCHE (819)
458-3750,; Emma Wadland, Communications
Coordinator (Media), CPS, (613) 526-9397 x 247,

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