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

Frequently Asked Questions


 Q: What is children's environmental health? posted on Oct 6, 2017
 Q: What is a PEHSU? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: What are the most common environmental hazards for children? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: What kind of help can I get at a PEHSU? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: What are some of the most common children's health concerns caused by environmental exposures? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: Are most doctors and nurses trained on the effects of the environment on the health of children? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: How do I contact my PEHSU? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: Should I involve my child's physician when I contact a PEHSU? posted on Aug 30, 2015
 Q: Where are the PEHSU located? posted on Aug 30, 2015

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.

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