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Fact Sheet Resources

Health Professionals: Marijuana and the Impact (Web Page)
(posted October 18, 2018)

Health Professionals: Lead and Drinking Water (Web Page)
(posted August 3, 2018)

Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (Article)
This fact sheet for health professionals, parents and community members describes the types of exposures to children during wildfires and focuses on the acute phase environmental hazards, smoke, and ash.... (posted July 22, 2018)

Health Professionals: Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (Web Page)
This fact sheet for healthcare professionals describes the types of exposures to children during wildfires and focuses on the acute phase environmental hazards, smoke, and the health effects of smoke. The fact sheet provides recommendations for mitigating these exposure risks. (posted July 22, 2018)

Public: Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (Web Page)
This fact sheet for parents and community members describes the types of exposures to children during wildfires and focuses on the acute phase environmental hazards, smoke, and the health effects of smoke. The fact sheet provides recommendations for mitigating these exposure risks. (posted July 22, 2018)

Health Professionals: Lead and Drinking Water (Web Page)
(posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Melamine Advisory (Web Page)
This fact sheet provides information for healthcare professionals regarding consumptions of melamine contaminated infant formula and its effects on infants. It provides quick facts about melamine and potential products, foreign and domestic, that could contain melamine. This fact sheet provides questions and answers addressing infants being a high risk group for melamine-related health effects, the health effects of ingesting melamine, appropriate medical evaluations for melamine exposure, and regulatory actions taken. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Drywall and Reproductive Concerns Advisory (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at healthcare professionals, presents recent research regarding Chinese drywall and its health effects related to fertility and pregnancy. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at parents and families, provides a description of carbon monoxide, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, concerns of carbon monoxide positioning in pregnancy, as well as sources of carbon monoxide in a disaster setting. The fact sheet includes information on what you should do if there are concerns of a child having carbon monoxide poisoning. A patient fact sheet of preventative tips is also included. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Gulf Oil Spill Advisory (Vietnamese) (Web Page)
[Vietnamese language abstract forthcoming] (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Gulf Oil Spill Advisory (Vietnamese) (Web Page)
[Vietnamese language abstract forthcoming] (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Gulf Oil Spill Advisory (English) (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at parents and families, explains the unique susceptibilities of children to environmental pollutants and provides a brief overview of oil. Also provided are detailed steps for protecting children from oil hazards. In addition, it provides answers to frequently asked questions about oil exposures and lists additional resources. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Impact of Flood and Hurricanes (Web Page)
This fact sheet provides information regarding the immediate and secondary health effects of floods as well as long term health consequences of flooding. The fact sheet also provides guidance for optimal health of children before returning to flood impacted areas. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Drywall Advisory (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at the general public, presents recent research regarding Chinese drywall, its health effects, and data from Chinese drywall off-gassing. This fact sheet also provides a summary of recommendations related to health effects of Chinese drywall. Guidance is given for identifying problems with imported drywall and the differences between imported versus domestic drywall. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Hydraulic Fracturing (Web Page)
This fact sheet provides information for parents and families regarding natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing, their potential environmental and health impacts, and recommendations for alleviating the environmental and health impacts of these activities. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Hydraulic Fracturing (Web Page)
This fact sheet provides information for healthcare professionals regarding natural gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing, their potential environmental and health impacts, and recommendations for alleviating the environmental and health impacts of these activities. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Phthalates and Bisphenol A Advisory (English) (Web Page)
This fact sheet for healthcare professionals defines Phthalates and BPA and addresses their possible human health impacts. The fact sheet lists research results and effects from each chemical categorized by animal toxicologic and human epidemiological studies. The fact sheet concludes with a summary of why it is important to understand Phthalates and BPA potential exposures and tips for teaching patients and parents how to reduce their exposure. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Phthalates and Bisphenol A Advisory (English) (Web Page)
This fact sheet for the general public defines Phthalates and BPA and discusses how families can be exposed to Phthalates and BPA, the health effects associated with Phthalates and BPA, and recommendations to reduce family’s exposure to these chemicals. The fact sheet concludes with a summary of why it is important to understand Phthalates and BPA potential exposures and additional resources. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) (Web Page)
This fact sheet for healthcare professionals discusses the use of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in consumer products and as their impact as environmental contaminants. This fact sheet also provides information on human exposure, medical evaluation of PBDE exposure, and a summary of evidence of child health risks of exposure to PBDEs. Precautionary steps and preventative measures for reducing potential exposures are included. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Melamine Advisory (Chinese) (Web Page)
[Chinese language abstract forthcoming] (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Phthalates and Bisphenol A Advisory (Spanish) (Web Page)
[Spanish language abstract forthcoming] (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Phthalates and Bisphenol A Advisory (Spanish) (Web Page)
[Spanish language abstract forthcoming.] (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Drywall Advisory (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at healthcare professionals, presents recent research regarding Chinese drywall, its health effects, and data from Chinese drywall off-gassing. This fact sheet also provides a summary of recommendations related to health effects of Chinese drywall. Guidance is given for identifying problems with imported drywall and the differences between imported versus domestic drywall. (posted November 21, 2017)

Health Professionals: Gulf Oil Spill Advisory (English) (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at healthcare professionals, explains the unique susceptibilities of children to environmental pollutants and provides a brief overview of oil. Also provided are detailed steps for protecting children from oil hazards. In addition, it provides answers to frequently asked questions about oil exposures and lists additional resources. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Trochloroethylene (TCE) Exposures (Web Page)
(posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Chelation Therapy (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at parents and families, provides information about chelation therapy - medications that help remove high levels of certain metals from the body. The fact sheet discusses when the use of chelation therapy has been proven effective and non-approved remedies to health problems related to toxicants. The fact sheet also addresses chelation therapy concerns and provides recommendations for addressing those concerns. (posted November 21, 2017)

Public: Formaldehyde Exposures (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at parents and families, provides information on formaldehyde, the health effects of formaldehyde and ways to reduce potential exposures. Included are common questions and answers about potential exposures to formaldehyde. (posted October 8, 2015)

Public: Arsenic in Food (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at parents and families, describes arsenic, where arsenic is found, the health effects of arsenic, arsenic medical testing, and recommendations if there are concerns about arsenic exposure and more. (posted October 8, 2015)

Health Professionals: Formaldehyde Exposures (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at healthcare professionals, provides information on formaldehyde, the health effects of formaldehyde and offers recommendations to give to patients to reduce the potential exposure. Included are common questions and answers about potential exposures to formaldehyde. (posted October 8, 2015)

Health Professionals: Childhood Lead Exposure (Web Page)
This fact sheet, aimed at healthcare professionals, provides recommendations on medical management of lead exposure and poisoning based on a patient’s lead levels. The fact sheet also discusses principles of lead exposures in children, information on lead screening, and principles of iron deficiency screening as well as additional resources. (posted October 8, 2015)

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