A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health

Other Reproductive and Pediatric Environmental Health Resources

These children’s environmental health sites and publications provide information regarding specific environmental health issues, and are great places to go to learn more if you are concerned about a certain environmental exposure or health condition. We invite you to search the sites, browse the collections, and share them with others. Some are designed for general reading, others are more technical. 

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Home page: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov

ATSDR en Español: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/es/index.html

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR's mission is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related exposures to toxic substances.

Answers to“Frequently Asked Questions”

Tox Profiles
The hazardous substances profiled here are ranked based on frequency of occurrence at National Priorities List (NPL) sites, toxicity, and potential for human exposure.

Chemical Agent Briefing Sheets
The ToxFAQs™ CABS provide current and relevant scientific information on high profile hazardous materials that people may encounter during daily activities. 

Interaction Profiles for Hazardous Substances 
Describes the health effects when certain substances are combined.

Medical Management Guidelines
These guidelines aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents. 

Public Health Statements
Information in a question and answer format which address the most frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.

Taking an Exposure History
Information in case study format intended to increase primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances exposures and to promote adoption of practices in evaluation and care of potentially exposed patients. 
An Overview of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Interim Guidance for Clinicians Responding to Patient Exposure
These interim guidelines aid physicians and other clinicians to consult patients on chemicals, health effects, and suggested answers regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

American Academy of Pediatrics

For health professionals: http://www.aap.org

For families and caregivers: https://www.healthychildren.org

American College of Medical Toxicology

Homepage: http://www.acmt.net

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Homepage: http://www.cdc.gov

Radiation Emergency Training
Web-based training to teach radiation emergency fundamentals to medical toxicologists and other professionals
Flood Response Resources
In 2013, The White House Hurricane Sandy Task Force sought to harmonize flood clean-up guidance across federal agencies to preclude mixed messages to the public. This led to the development of the National Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Indoor Environmental Pollutants Work Group. In 2015, we completed the harmonized federal agency guidelines for mold remediation (i.e., Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Clean-up after Disasters). This document was the culmination of 2 years of meetings and providing supporting literature for recommendations.
Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters (English website | Spanish website | Vietnamese PDF)
Flooding and Mold Activity Book for Children (English | Spanish)
Learn the Signs. Act Early. - Milestones Tracker Mobile App
Mobile app created to track childhood developmental milestones from age 2 months to 5 years. The app includes checklists, photos, videos, and tips for parents.
Radiation and Pregnancy: Information for Clinicians
The CDC has created a fact sheet on the prenatal effects of ionizing radiation of interest when discussing diagnostic imaging with pregnant patients. It is based on the latest evidence assessed by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements in report number 174. This document is available as PDF and online. You may find additional information regarding radiation and your health on the CDC website. 
Radiation and Pregnancy: Information for Clinicians Download (PDF | Website Version)

Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program

Arsenic and You: Information on Arsenic in Food, Water & Other Sources
Website on arsenic in food, water and other sources, which provides a helpful and comprehensive resource for families and vulnerable populations to answer questions about arsenic exposure and provide simple action steps to reduce it.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Mercury: The Hazard You Don't See (Video)
Mercury gives off vapors that can harm you and your family. Special lighting shows these invisible, odorless vapors. The narrator discusses how to handle a mercury spill.

National Academy of Sciences, Library of Medicine

Homepage for National Academy of Sciences, National Library of Medicine: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Homepage for the National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu

National Library of Medicine’s TOXMAP
Certain industries in the United States which manufacture, process, use, or transport significant amounts of specific toxic chemicals (approximately 650 chemicals and chemical categories covering about 23,000 industrial and federal facilities) are required by law to report annually on the releases of these chemicals to the EPA. TOXMAP maps these chemicals.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIH/NIEHS: Environmentally-Related Diseases from A to Z
Information providing an overview of environmental illnesses.
Environmental Health Perspectives: Children’s Health Web Page
EHP has launched a website featuring timely children’s health research and news as they are published in EHP as well as links to related material. Visitors can search a full library of children's health content.

US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

Homepage: http://www3.epa.gov/

EPA bulletin: Click here to subscribe to alerts on opportunities for public comment on rulemakings, risk assessments, and other critical developments pertaining to children's environmental health

US EPA: Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

US EPA: Children's Health Publications

US EPA: National Service Center for Environmental Publications 
Free copies of US EPA publications on the children’s environmental health issues - many publications are available in multiple languages.

US EPA: Wildfire Smoke - A Guide for Public Health Officials 

US EPA: Children's Health Month

“Protecting Children’s Health in a Changing Climate” - A Conversation with Dr. Laura Anderko (Podcasts) - Region 3

1. General Overview of Climate Change and Children’s Health Issues

2. Heat and Declining Air Quality – Children’s Health

3. Climate Change/Flooding/ Precipitation – Children’s Health Issues