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The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment, a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as part of the cooperative agreement award number FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.