NW PEHSU responds to 250 pediatric environmental health consultation requests per year on average from healthcare professionals, public health and other government agencies, media outlets, parents, and community members. Our consults cover a broad spectrum of reproductive and pediatric environmental topics. Some examples from past consults include:

  • symptomatic pesticide exposure in a toddler due to home insecticide use
  • elevated levels of lead and other heavy metals in children’s laboratory results or environments
  • arsenic in food and infant formula
  • mercury in skin lightening creams
  • aircraft noise
  • nitrates and lead in drinking water
  • phthalates in drinking water pipes
  • pregnancy and EMF exposure from high-voltage work in power stations
  • industrial emissions of heavy metals in air
  • lead in household dust
  • symptomatic mold exposures