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
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”
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.
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.
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
American College of Medical Toxicology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
Michigan Department of Community Health
National Academy of Sciences, Library of Medicine
Homepage for National Academy of Sciences, National Library of Medicine: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/
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)
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)
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