PEHSU and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) have just launched the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). The PEHT, endorsed by the AAP, is based on material in the AAP “Green Book”.
This free and up-to-date toolkit web app is a resource that offers trusted information at your fingertips to educate and guide parents about environmental health during well child visits.
Three key sections cover the basics:
- Briefs of health environmental hazards found in the air, water, food and consumer products; includes sections on health effects, routes of exposure and prevention strategies.
- Key concepts including the unique vulnerability of children, how the chemical, built and food environments influence health, and environmental justice.
- Anticipatory guidance keyed to thirteen age groups from prenatal through teen years.