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This Sharing Call will describe why endocrine disruptors are a growing concern and ways to address the topic in the health care setting to create a healthier environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Learning Objectives

  • Define endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and why they're a growing concern
  • Explain where EDCs are commonly found in the health care setting
  • Describe ways to reduce EDCs in the clinical setting to ensure a healthier environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Describe ways to encourage patients to reduce exposures to EDCs at home and in the community


Lawrence Rosen, MD, Medical Advisor, The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center Lawrence Rosen, MD is an integrative pediatrician and co-author of Treatment Alternatives for Children. He is the founder of the Whole Child Center, one of the country's first green and integrative pediatric practices, and he serves as Medical Advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®. Dr. Rosen's academic credentials include positions as past Chair of the AAP Section on Integrative Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UMDNJ, and author of numerous articles and book chapters on integrative pediatrics. He is also the pediatric columnist for Kiwi Magazine and blogs for the Huffington Post.

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