AMA addresses physicians' role in addressing unsafe water | 10/25/2017 | Staff
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(HealthDay)—Clinicians should be trained to recognize symptoms of contaminated water use in order to help prevent contamination and execute other public health duties, according to an American Medical Association (AMA) report about the October issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

In light of the ongoing Flint, Michigan, water crisis, articles in the issue examine the role of clinicians in defining and enforcing parameters of safe water and addressing barriers to safe water access.

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According to one article in the AMA Journal of Ethics, most physicians in Flint were not trained in advocacy or leadership and had not received formal environmental health training. Lessons learned from Flint could expedite resolution of future environmental health crises. Noting that distrust of scientific and governmental authorities must be overcome,...
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