HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category 1 credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the articles in this issue and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages near the back of the Issue.
To assist you In studying the material, the Pre-Test below will indicate some of the areas to be covered and allow you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
1. Which of the following substances, If ingested by a nursing mother, will be excreted In the milk in some form or other?
D. All of the above.
2. The major source of lead Ingestion In severely lead-poisoned children Ia
A. Inhalation from automotive exhausts.
B. Battery plates discarded near sources of drinking water.
D. Peeling paint.
3. Which of the following are capable of producing ionization of body tissues?
C. Diathermy equipment
D. Microwave ovens.
4. A major problem In extrapolating data from animal studies on toxic substances to human beings is that
A. Often sickly animals are used, confounding results.
B. Animal studies are limited by route of administration.
C. Substances that are carcinogenic in laboratory animals often are not carcinogenic in man.
D. Actual human response may be different because of disease or environmental pollution.
The educational objective of this continuing medical education offering is to provide information for pediatricians on sources of toxins that can injure, deform, or kill infants and children. When reading is completed, the pediatrician should know how to recognize symptoms of environmental poisoning in newborns, infants, and children; be able to counsel parents on prevention; and know how various environmental poisonings should be treated.