When water is unsafe, physicians must take up public health roles
The ongoing drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan, serves as a wake-up call to physicians about their public health duties during such crises.
AMA backs evidence-based vaccine policy, opposes new commission
Delegates also take actions to address the rising incidence of myopia, lead poisoning and ocular burns from liquid laundry packets.
AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
The AMA's new policies — which includes continued support of vaccine policy in the U.S. — were approved during the voting session of the AMA’s Annual Meeting.
Speaking out on lead, Flint pediatrician fulfills calling
A pediatrician identified increasing levels of lead in children after a change in the water supply and advocates for change in a way others cannot.
Flint lead crisis prompts new AMA policy on water purity
The public health danger raised by Flint’s lead crisis prompted the AMA to adopt policy encouraging the timely removal of lead services lines, public availability of water test results, regular testing of water at schools, daycares and health care facilities at the 2016 Annual Meeting.
AMA adopts new policies to prevent future lead poisoning
In light of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., communities are aware of the dangers of lead, and efforts to remove it from the water supply are in full force.
How creative thinking spurred a global public health solution
Engineer Peter Janicki was asked to clean up sewage wastelands in developing countries. A creative way of thinking about sanitation led to a groundbreaking invention that solved a public health problem and turns tons of sewage into clean, drinkable water.
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