PEHSU Factsheets

The PEHSU network has collaborated to produce the following factsheets on Environmental Health topics for health care providers and the public:

 
Air Pollution

Air Toxics and Child Health in Portland, for health professionals

 
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

PBDE's, for health professionals 

Phthalates and BPA, for patients

Phthalates and BPA, for health professionals

 

Energy

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for health professionals 

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for patients

 
Formaldehyde

Children's Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings, for health professionals

Children's Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings, for parents and families

 
Lead

Lead:  Interpreting and Managing Low Blood Lead Levels: Supplemental Information for Clinicians

Lead: Medical Management of Childhood Lead Exposure and Poisoning, for health professionals

Lead Removal from Drinking Water

 

Natural Disasters

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children: Guidance for Disaster Events

Flood & Hurricanes, for health professionals

Gulf Oil Spill, for health professionals (in Vietnamese)

Gulf Oil Spill, for patients (in Vietnamese)

Wildfires in the acute stage for health professionals

Wildfires in the acute stage for parents & community

Wildfires in the aftermath/recovery stage for health professionals

Wildfires in the aftermath/recovery stage for parents & community

 

Nitrates

How to Keep Your Baby Safe from Nitrates in Drinking Water, for patients

Nitrates, Blue Baby Syndrome, and Drinking Water, for patients

Nitrates, Methemoglobinemia, and Drinking Water, for health professionals

 

Other Chemicals and Heavy Metals

Arsenic in Food, for health professionals and community

Melamine, for health professionals (in Chinese)

 

Pesticides

Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Pesticides Poisoning in Children, for clinicians

 

This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 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-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications