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CDC Chemical Exposure Report

Guests: RICHARD JACKSON, MD Director, National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia LYNN GOLDMAN, MD Former Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (1993-1998) Environmental Protection Agency Pediatrician Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland CHRISTOPHER PORTIER Acting Director, Environmental Toxicology Program National Toxicology Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first annual national report on the levels of environmental chemicals in humans. Lead and mercury levels in children are down, but mercury levels in women of child-bearing years are up. In this hour, we'll look at the report and how these data could inform public health policy.

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