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$76B in Pediatric Healthcare Costs Linked to Environmental Factors
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Diseases in children caused by environmental contaminants – many of them preventable – cost an estimated $76.6 billion in 2008, according to a report in today’s edition of the journal Health Affairs.

For example, there’s the cost of care for children with reduced cognitive abilities due to preventable childhood lead exposure and environmentally caused attention deficit hyperactivity disorder due to toxic chemicals.