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. 

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

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.

A Story of Health

This new eBook is an interactive document with multiple chapters that features prompts for embedded information and links to online resources on how to promote health and prevent disease. A Story of Health is the result of a collaboration among the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Program Agency (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). 

Topics covered in A Story of Health: infertility/reproductive health, childhood cancer - leukemia, asthma, and developmental disabilities. 

More information on this resource and a link to download the eBook can be found on the Western States (Region 9) PEHSU site

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are supported by cooperative agreement FAIN: NU61TS000296 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also provides support through Inter-Agency Agreement DW-75-95877701 with CDC/ATSDR. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports the PEHSUs as the National Program Office. The content on this website has not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or the EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.

The information contained on this website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your/your child’s primary care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.