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The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units: A Network of Experts in Children’s Environmental Health
The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) are a source of medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence children’s health.
PEHSU are academically based, typically at university medical centers, and are located across the United States, Canada and Mexico. These PEHSU form a network that is capable of responding to requests for information throughout North America and offering advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally-related health effects in children.
Because children’s environmental health covers a wide variety of issues, the PEHSU network has experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, and other specialized areas.
See printable information sheet "What is the PEHSU Program?" (March 2013)
The presentation, "PEHSU Program Overview December 2011", provides the PEHSU Program objective, mission and history. It also provides an overview of the PEHSU site structure, staffing and services provided.
PEHSU work with health care professionals, parents, schools and community groups, and others to provide information on protecting children from environmental hazards. They also work with Federal, State, and local agencies to address children’s environmental health issues in homes, schools, and communities. The basic services of the PEHSU network are:
Community Education and Outreach
Training Health Professionals
Consultation and Referral
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
US Environmental Protection Agency
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
This PEHSU web site was supported by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
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This site links to the regional PEHSU sites, state and federal agencies, and professional
associations representing clinicians in ACGME-recognized medical specialties.