The NW PEHSU provides education and consultation services to clinical practitioners, public health professionals, trainees and the public.  Areas of expertise include:
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Phthalates, Bisphenol A, Mercury
  • Mold
  • Air Pollution
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Water Pollution
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Arsenic
Our services include:

Education of Medical and Public Health Professionals

Northwest PEHSU experts present Grand Rounds and less formal presentations at clinical sites and public health agencies in response to specific requests on pediatric environmental health topics. We participate as speakers for regional conferences, provide guest lectures for trainees and provide one on one education of health care practitioners. PEHSU also develops factsheets, review articles, and web-based curriculum on children’s environmental health topics targeted for child health professionals. 

Information services for the public

Northwest PEHSU experts provide consultation on environmental health issues of concern to parents or other caregivers. In addition, the Northwest PEHSU works to increase the general knowledge of pediatric environmental health through the development of factsheets targeted toward the general public and participation in limited community-based efforts. 

Medical Consultations

Northwest PEHSU experts provide consultation to clinical care providers on the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of environmentally related health effects in patients. No-fee advisement on clinical issues can be conducted via phone or email. Health care providers may refer patients for consultation appointments at the UWMC Roosevelt Pediatric Care Center or the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. These clinic appointments are not funded by the PEHSU program.


This website was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.